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This Week in Congress

This week, members of Congress returned to Washington, D.C. to focus on both a bipartisan infrastructure package and a larger, partisan reconciliation spending bill.  Congress begins a likely busy midsummer legislative push, with action expected on a host of priorities like the evolving infrastructure package, appropriations bills and a budget resolution. On their return, they noticed no more security fencing surrounding the Capitol, which was erected after January 6th.  The House is not in session this week, but appropriators in that chamber finalized four funding bills.   Even before the Senate had returned from its two-week break, Majority Leader Schumer gave senators what’s become a familiar scheduling warning: the Senate will not recess for its summer break without considering the budget resolution and bipartisan infrastructure bill.