It’s August – Congress’ Traditional Vacation Month

It’s August – Congress’ Traditional Vacation Month

The House of Representatives has recessed for the month of August which means members will be going back home to their districts to meet with constituents.  Many will also likely be taking some vacation time.  However, they are on notice that they may be brought back in session if there is legislation to be voted on that cannot wait until September.

This could include the infrastructure bill currently being worked on in the Senate and also an eviction moratorium bill, depending on what actions the Biden administration may take in the next few days.

The Senate continues to work on the infrastructure bill and if they manage to pass it Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has vowed they will also pass a budget blueprint for a $3.5 trillion social spending package.  However, that legislation has no Republican support and even some Democrats are balking at it because of its cost.

There are no committee hearings scheduled in the House of Representatives but the Senate will hold various committee hearings this week and will continue to do so until they officially recess for their August break.