The Senate returns for another week of legislative work as it seeks to clear a host of priorities before heading out of town for an abbreviated August recess. Today, Senators will continue their push to clear the presidential nominations queue with a vote on the nomination of Britt Cagle Grant to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Following a vote on the Grant nomination, the upper chamber will then turn its attention to: (1) a four-bill appropriations minibus (H.R. 6147) containing the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Interior, and Financial Services appropriations packages; (2) a short-term funding reauthorization (S.1182) for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); and (3) approving the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report (H.R. 5515). Additionally, while a vote has yet to be scheduled by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate is also poised to name its team of farm bill negotiators this week with a vote to go to conference with the House on the agriculture package (H.R. 2).
House lawmakers have left town for August recess, and will return to work on Tuesday, September 4th.