Continuing Negotiations on FY20 Appropriations

Bicameral Appropriations Committee leadership and the Administration continue to negotiate a deal on FY20 appropriations as the current continuing resolution prepares to lapse at the end of next week.

Robocall Legislation

The Senate may also bring up compromise robocalls legislation that passed the House last week 417-3, though Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has indicated he will object to an effort to move it by unanimous consent.

Pending Nominations

On Tuesday, Paul Ray, the President’s nominee to serve as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, will testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Online Privacy Legislation

House Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairwoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) is expected to release draft online privacy legislation next week. Bipartisan negotiations have not yet yielded agreement on controversial issues like preemption and a private right of action. Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) said that while she will not endorse the draft, it will help solicit feedback to inform ongoing discussions.


Looking to next year, the Senate is expected to take up the USMCA trade agreement in January, likely following an impeachment trial.

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