Easter Recess But a Heavy Immigration and Refugee Agenda Could Be On Tap Upon Its Return
Both the House and Senate have departed Washington to begin two week-long Easter recesses. The Senate is scheduled to return to the Nation's Capitol on Monday, April 24th, while the House plans to resume its sessions one day later. Once back, the two chambers could immediately be thrown into a showdown between each other and with the White House over funding a border wall and funding increased defense and immigration enforcement spending that could force a shutdown of the federal government.
In actuality, the Senate is scheduled to be in session continuously throughout that five week-long work period. However, the House is scheduled to be in session for the first two weeks, in recess during the week of May 8th, and then resume activity for the last two weeks leading up to the Memorial Day recess.
With Congress absent over the next two weeks, the focus of immigration-, refugee-, and human trafficking-related activity will shift from Congress to the executive branch during the two week-long congressional recess.