This Week’s Update

The Senate passed legislation (S. 1301) to raise the debt ceiling by $480 billion, which will allow the federal government to meet its debt obligations through December 3, 2021. The Senate and House passed a short-term extension of surface transportation programs, which was signed into law by President Biden. The Senate confirmed Paloma Adams-Allen to be Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Jonathan Meyer to be General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, Gwen Graham and Roberto Rodriguez to be Assistant Secretaries of Education, Xochitl Torres Small to be Under Secretary of Agriculture, Alexander Hoehn-Saric to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and several judicial nominees.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed legislation (S. 1301) to raise the debt ceiling by $480 billion, which will allow the federal government to meet its debt obligations through December 3, 2021. The Senate and House passed a short-term extension of surface transportation programs, which was signed into law by President Biden. The Senate confirmed Paloma Adams-Allen to be Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Jonathan Meyer to be General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, Gwen Graham and Roberto Rodriguez to be Assistant Secretaries of Education, Xochitl Torres Small to be Under Secretary of Agriculture, Alexander Hoehn-Saric to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and several judicial nominees.
  • House – The House held a committee work week and met in pro forma session

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will be in recess and meet in pro forma session. The Senate is scheduled to reconvene on October 19.
  • House – The House will reconvene on October 12 to vote on the Senate-passed bill to raise the debt ceiling

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