While the pending impeachment trial of former President Trump, the continuing coronavirus disaster, and the debate over President Biden’s new economic stimulus bill has dominated the news, there are other things being discussed in Congress.
The Senate is in the process of preparing for the impeachment trial. In addition, it is beginning the process of debating the Biden economic stimulus proposal, and it is also in the process of conducting confirmation hearings for President Biden’s nominees for positions of leadership in his Cabinet.
The House of Representatives is conducting committee hearings this week, which are the beginnings of the process of passing legislation. The Constitution does not give the House any role in confirming Presidential nominees.