Lawmakers voted last week to pass another stopgap funding measure to keep the government open on a “laddered” structure through March 1st and 8th (up from January 19th and February 2nd). The move will give Members more time to negotiate a full funding deal for the prior fiscal year.
Meanwhile, the House is out this week while Senators have returned to vote on Amtrak board nominees and continue negotiating a $110 billion package for immigration reform and Ukraine aid. This comes as the House continues to negotiate a bipartisan $78 billion tax proposal that the White House has announced its support for.
Senators will also hold several committee hearings this week, including the following:
- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold an oversight hearing of the Toxic Substances Control Act’s implementation
- The Senate Judiciary Committee will examine the use of AI in criminal investigations and prosecutions
- The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee will discuss the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program