Roundtable on Violent Extremism

Today, the White House will host a roundtable on violent extremism with internet and technology companies.

Confirmation Votes

The House and Senate are in recess until the second week in September. Before adjourning last week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) set up a number of confirmation votes for the first week the Senate is back in session, including Kelly Craft to be Ambassador to the United Nations and Dale Cabannis to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, as well as nominees for senior positions at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and Treasury.

FY20 Appropriations

Soon thereafter, McConnell plans to bring the first FY20 appropriations bill to the floor. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) plans for the Committee to mark up the first package, which will likely include the Labor-Health and Human Services, Defense, and Energy-Water bills, the week of September 9.

House Democrats to Visit Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and McAllen, TX

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will lead a congressional delegation of House Democrats to McAllen, Texas and Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras for meetings about border security, detention facilities, and asylum seekers.

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