This Week: House Looks to Move NDAA; Senate Dems Tee Up Votes on Reproductive Health

June 10, 2024

Both chambers will resume legislative business tomorrow. In the House, lawmakers will pause consideration of pending government funding bills as they look to kick off consideration of the fiscal year (FY) 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). More than 1300 amendments have been filed to the annual defense policy bill, and the Rules Committee will meet tomorrow at noon EST to determine which ones will be considered on the floor. On the appropriations front, the committee will meet for full committee markups of the spending bills for State-Foreign Operations and Homeland Security on Wednesday, followed by Defense, Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), and Legislative Branch on Thursday. Additionally, House appropriators will unveil their draft FY 2025 spending bill for Agriculture-FDA later today ahead of tomorrow evening’s subcommittee markup.

— SENATE DEMS TEE UP VOTES ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. Late last week, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) filed a procedural vote on legislation that seeks to protect and expand access to fertility treatments and other reproductive technologies nationwide. While this bill is not expected to meet the 60-vote threshold needed to advance, additional votes pertaining to reproductive health are expected this month as Senate Democrats look for a boost to their messaging efforts on this issue ahead of the 2024 general election. The chamber will also resume consideration of pending Biden administration nominees with a trio of nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week.