This week in Washington, the House is in recess until after the November midterm elections. The Senate is expected to consider executive and judicial nominations.

In committee on Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a hearing: “Consumer Data Privacy: Examining Lessons From the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.”

On Thursday, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing: “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem.”

Read the full Washington Wire here.