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 appropriations process continues in the House. The House is set to take up the FY 2014 Energy and Water bill on the floor sometime later this week. The House Subcommittees on Financial Services and General Government; Commerce, Justice, and Science; and Legislative Branch also will markup their bills.
- The House Republicans will also meet in a closed-door session to discuss immigration reform.
- 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.