Water, Highway Bills Among Must-Pass Legislation

May 2020

House Democrats will focus this summer on passing essential legislation, including the Water Resources Development Act, a highway reauthorization bill, and appropriations measures, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday.

“My major focus at this time is getting the committees up and working” on hearings before turning to markups under the new remote work rules the chamber passed recently, Hoyer told reporters during his weekly briefing.

“There are a number of pieces of legislation” that are must-pass and have looming deadlines in the fall, including the National Defense Authorization Act, a surface transportation package, WRDA, and spending bills to keep the government open past Sept. 30, Hoyer said.

Hoyer said he plans to talk to panel chairmen soon on the schedule after this week.

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