Senate Cloakroom: June 27 – July 1

Senate Analysis:

This week, the Senate will begin debate on 3 more judicial nominations and then move on to consider amendments to the Presidential Appointments Efficiency and Streamlining Act.  Numerous amendments have been offered including one by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) regarding loans to the International Monetary Fund.

Finally, the Senate will move on to the Expedited Consideration of Nominations Resolution which would expedite the confirmation process for an additional group of presidential nominees, which could make it easier for President Obama to appoint unelected Czars.

Major Floor Action:

  • S. 679 – The Presidential Appointments Efficiency and Streamlining Act
  • S. Res. 116 – Expedited Consideration of Nominations Resolution

Major Committee Action:

  • The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on “Tax Code Simplification to Increase Compliance.”
  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on “Libya and War Powers.”
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the “Effect of Supreme Court Rulings on Corporate Behavior.”
  • The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on “Deficit Reduction Issues.”

The House will be in recess this week.

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