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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 3

Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 3

Summer Session Begins

Lawmakers return to D.C. this week following its Memorial Day recess to kick off its summer appropriations agenda ahead of the September 30th government shutdown deadline. It is expected to be a quick working week as several Members will be travelling to Normandy, France ahead of the 80th anniversary of D-Day this Thursday

In the Senate, Members will hold nomination votes while House lawmakers will markup appropriations bills funding the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security. They’ll also hold a floor vote for FY25 funding for military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lawmakers of both Chambers will also hold several committee hearings this week, including the following:

  • The House Energy and Commerce Committee will discuss AI’s potential in the energy sector
  • The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee will examine future needs for farmers
  • The House Homeland Security Committee will examine Chinese threats to the maritime sector
  • The Senate Appropriations Committee will consider the Treasury Department’s FY25 budget request