This Week in Congress
This week, Congress attempted to consider a Covid-19 relief package that would provide support to restaurants and small businesses; however, the package was stymied by the Senate Republicans, who wanted a vote on the Biden Administration’s repeal of “Title 42,” a pandemic-related restriction on border crossings, a move likely to create headaches in the Democratic caucus. The House voted on a resolution that would hold Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino, two advisers to former President Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas related to the January 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol, along with voting on 14 measures under suspension of the rules, including a measure that would impose sanctions on individuals responsible for human rights abuses and instability in Myanmar. Meanwhile the Senate resumed debate on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination. On Tuesday, the Senate voted 53-47 (all Senate Democrats and three Republicans) to proceed with debate and a vote on her nomination.