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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 24

Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 24

House Lawmakers Close Out June

The House is the only Chamber in town this week with the Senate out until after the Fourth of July recess week (which the House will also observe). President Joe Biden will spend the week at Camp David preparing for his Thursday night debate against former president Donald Trump.

House lawmakers will vote this week to approve three FY25 appropriations bills under regular order, including those funding the Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Defense.

Bills taken up under expedited procedures include legislation directing the State Department to investigate and report on matters relating to the Taliban, human trafficking, and Western Hemisphere cooperation.  Other bills include sanctions on illicit organ trafficking and harvesting.

Members will also participate in a series of committee hearings this week, including the following:

  • The House Oversight and Accountability Committee will discuss fending off China’s political warfare
  • The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will consider the Department of Energy’s FY25 budget request
  • The House Judiciary Committee will discuss copyright issues in the recording arts
  • The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider the Department of Transportation’s FY25 budget request
  • The House Homeland Security Committee will discuss ensuring critical infrastructure resilience