This Week on the Hill: Senate Closes Out Summer Legislative Session

July 29, 2019

Senators will reconvene this afternoon as they look to wrap up key legislative priorities ahead of the August recess. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is expected to swiftly call up the House-passed budget deal (textsummary), as the upper chamber will need to hit the ground running in September on the 2020 appropriations process. In addition to a vote on the budget deal, Senators are expected to consider a significant number of presidential nominees prior to adjourning. A full list of nominations up for consideration this week can be accessed here.

Meanwhile, House lawmakers have left Washington for the six-week August recess. The lower chamber will resume legislative business on Monday, Sept. 9.