VIDEO: Here’s what’s happening in Congress this week

There are only two weeks left until Congress adjourns for the year, and lawmakers are rushing to complete important business before they return to their districts.

For example, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on The Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This Act would allow the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate directly with drug companies.

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is also under consideration and would allow experienced farmworkers to apply for legal status in the United States if they meet certain criteria.

The House will also consider the National Defense Authorization Act, which they vote on every year. This year, it includes a provision that would provide federal workers with 12 weeks of paid parental leave. Additionally, it would create a sixth military branch called the Space Force.

This week, senators will vote to confirm the head of the Food and Drug Administration, in addition to two nominees to the U.S. Ninth Court of Appeals, the largest appeals court in the country.

Additionally, this week Congress also aims to ramp up its impeachment inquiry into President Trump, in addition to working to approve a budget to keep the government open.

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