Following the passage of an appropriations minibus (H.R. 6147) containing the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Interior, and Financial Services appropriations bills — as well as the conference report for the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 5515) — Senate lawmakers have left Washington for a brief recess. The upper chamber will return on Wednesday, August 15th at noon and will seek to clear the nominations of Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. and Julius Ness Richardson to be judges on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court. The Senate is also expected to consider another appropriations measure that combines defense spending (S.3159) and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations (S.3158).
House lawmakers have left town for August recess, and will return to Washington on Tuesday, September 4th.