By: Carolyn Appel

Both the House and Senate were adjorned for the July 4th holiday.  Below is a snapshot of the upcoming week.

House of Representatives:

The Senate:

  • The Senate will likely take a vote on Wednesday of a one-year extension of current student loan interest rates.  There may be an additional vote on a competing proposal which would tie interest rates to the 10-year treasury bill plus a few percentage points.  On July 1, interest rates for subsidized undergraduate loans doubled from 3.4% to 6.8%.
  • The full Appropriations Committee is scheduled to markup the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
  • The Senate may also vote on Thomas Perez’s nomination to be Secretary of Labor.