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The week ahead in Washington, December 16, 2019
Posted December 15, 2019 by CUNA Advocacy

This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump.  In addition, the House may vote on passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as well as H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act.  The House may also vote on a bill to fund the government through the end of Fiscal Year 2020. 

The Senate is expected to vote on the FY 2020 funding bill after it is passed by the House.  Also, the Senate is also expected to vote on the conference agreement to S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. 

The federal government runs out of spending authority at midnight on December 20, 2019.  It is possible that the House will consider two bills on Tuesday to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.  It is customary for the House to make the text of these bills public 48 prior to their consideration on the House floor.  CUNA continues to advocate for full funding for credit union priorities. 

No committee hearings or markups of interest next week have been noticed yet.