Washington Wire – Dec. 4, 2018

According to the Washington Wire this week, due to President George H.W. Bush’s passing Friday night, the Congressional schedule is very likely to change, and both the House and Senate are in session this week.

With government funding expiring on Friday at midnight, the Congress is expected to focus most of its energy on reaching a spending agreement, either another short-term measure or a bill to finish out fiscal year 2019.  In addition, the authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program expires on Friday.

Also, the House may vote on H.R. 88, the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018.  The House had been expected to consider the bill last week, but member absences forced Congressional leadership to postpone final consideration of the bill.

Read the full Washington Wire here.