Look Ahead June 17, 2024

Look Ahead to the Week of June 17: Senate Continues to Focus on Nominees

Look Ahead to the Week of June 17: Senate Continues to Focus on Nominees

Only the Senate will be in session this week. However, it will not be in session on Wednesday for the Juneteenth federal holiday. While in session, the Senate will continue to consider President Biden’s nominees to the federal courts and independent regulators.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced over the weekend that he plans to request unanimous consent to pass legislation that would ban bump stocks. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6–3 decision striking down a Trump-era rule banning bump stocks, which allow semiautomatic rifles to fire more rapidly. The rule came after the gun accessory was used to carry out a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in 2017.

Looking to the rest of June, the Senate will be in recess starting on Monday, June 24, through Friday, July 5. The House will return next week for a week before the July 4 recess. Each chamber has only seven weeks of legislative session before the election on November 4, 2024.


On Monday, President Biden will host a bilateral meeting at the White House with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. On Tuesday, the President will host an event marking the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Senate Votes

On Monday, the Senate will begin consideration of the nominations of Katherine Oler to be an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Mustafa Kasubhai to be a district judge for the District of Oregon, and Stephanie Sanders Sullivan to be ambassador to the African Union.

The upper chamber will also vote on legislation that would streamline nuclear licensing and reauthorize firefighter assistance programs.

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