Senate Returns This Week

June 17, 2024

The Senate will gavel in for a brief week of legislative business due to the Juneteenth federal holiday on Wednesday. While they are in session this week, senators are expected to prioritize votes on pending judicial nominations, starting with Katherine Oler to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Senate Democrats are also expected to attempt to move legislation that would ban firearm “bump stocks” in response to a recent Supreme Court decision that threw out the Trump-era regulation, but this effort is not likely to succeed. Meanwhile, the House will be out this week and will return the week of June 24 to resume consideration of pending appropriations measures. This includes the fiscal year (FY) 2025 spending measures for Defense, Homeland Security, and State-Foreign Operations.