The House will convene today as lawmakers eye their first votes of the second session of the 116th Congress. The lower chamber will consider eight bills under suspension of the rules, including: (1) an Energy and Commerce bill that would require the President to develop a strategy to ensure the security of next general mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the U.S.; (2) a Small Business measure that would require contract officers to consider relevant past performance and subcontractor experience of small businesses looking to compete for federal prime contracts; and (3) Foreign Affairs legislation that seeks to bolster U.S. leadership among international standard-setting bodies for mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure. Additionally, the House will also consider the rule that will govern debate for a bill that seeks to address controversial “forever chemicals.”
In the upper chamber, Senators will continue working through pending presidential nominations. For today, the Senate will hold final confirmation votes on the nominations of Matthew Solomson and Eleni Maria Roumel to be Judges on the United States Court of Federal Claims, as well as Michael George DeSombre’s nomination to be Ambassador to Thailand.