This Week on the Hill: House Takes on Fraud, IRS Issues; Senate to Amend Tribal Labor Bill

Both chambers of Congress will be in session this week, although the House may break early with a scheduled three-day weekend starting on Friday. The lower chamber’s docket features three bills that will be considered pursuant to a rule, namely (1) a bill (H.R. 5192) that would provide fraud protection for vulnerable populations such as minors and recent immigrants; (2) a bill (H.R. 5444) that seeks to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and (3) a bill (H.R. 5445) that would improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection and modernize information technology at the IRS. Today’s voting schedule will see six suspension votes on bills primarily related to Department of Interior issues.

Meanwhile, the Senate has a break in its work on the confirmation of presidential nominees for consideration of a tribal labor bill. A cloture vote on the measure — which would amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act — is expected this afternoon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also announced that he began the Rule 14 process to bypass the committee process and place S.2667 — a bill that would amend the Agricultural Marketing Act to allow State and Tribal regulation of hemp production — on the upper chamber’s legislative calendar.