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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 10

Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 10

Congress Back in Washington:

This marks the last week that both the House and Senate will be in Washington at the same time for the month of June.

Senators return to take up regular business, and House lawmakers have several votes scheduled in both regular order and expedited procedures.

Moving through regular order is a vote on this year’s reauthorization bill for various defense and energy programs. Legislation slated for expedited procedures includes a series of small business-related bills concerning federal technical assistance, vendor disclosure requirements, and disaster relief and disability assistance.

Members will also participate in several committee hearings this week, including the following:

  • The House Foreign Affairs Committee will discuss power competition in the Western Hemisphere
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will examine ways to combat e-cigarette demand among America’s youth
  • The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will discuss recapitalization of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will discuss FAA’s oversight of aviation manufacturing
  • The House Energy & Commerce Committee will examine ways to secure America’s critical minerals supply chain

The Administration:

President Joe Biden returned from Normandy, France this past week where he commemorated the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. He begins this week with a Juneteenth concert hosted at the White House today where he will deliver remarks.

Later this week, the President will return to Europe for the annual G7 summit in Italy.