The House will be in recess from Monday, August 2nd, until Monday, September 13th.
This is the last week the Senate is scheduled to be in Washington before returning home for the August recess. The Senate is scheduled to vote on two domestic issues and then spend only three days debating the nomination of Solicitor General Kagan to the Supreme Court.
Senator Reid filed cloture on a substitute amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill last Thursday night, setting up a cloture vote for Monday evening. This substitute amendment contains $26.1 billion total: $10 billion for an education jobs fund and $16.1 billion for Federal Medical Assistance Percentage aid for states.
Reports also indicate that Senator Reid will try to move to his energy bill early this week. It is expected that Senator Reid will not have enough votes to proceed to this bill; it will be pulled from consideration and the Senate will turn to the Kagan nomination on Wednesday.
Major Floor Action:
- The Nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court
- H.R. 1586: FAA Reauthorization Bill
- S. 3663: Senator Reid’s Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010
Major Committee Action:
- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote the New START treaty out of committee during their business meeting on Wednesday, August 4.
- The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing to receive testimony on the report of the Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel.
- The Senate Committee on the Budget will hold a hearing entitled “A Status Report on the U.S. Economy” on Tuesday, August 3.