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September 15, 2023

Congressional Items Left to Do This Week

As of last week, the House and Senate are both back on Capitol Hill. Speaker Kevin McCarthy planned for House lawmakers to pass the defense funding bill, but the votes were not there. Now, the plan is to pass a continuing resolution instead. On September 12th, the Speaker announced an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The inquiry will be conducted by the House Judiciary Committee, Ways and Means Committee, and Oversight Committee. The Senate was making progress on the minibus, but the unanimous consent request to package the three bills together was blocked, meaning the bills may be considered individually rather than together. Both chambers left last week without accomplishing much, let’s hope this week is different.