This Week’s Update

The Senate was in recess. 

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate was in recess. 
  • House – The House was in recess. 
  • Biden Administration – On August 31, the President announced that he is allocating an additional $450 million to the Unity Agenda to combat overdosing. As described in a White House Fact Sheet, the money will specifically be used to crack down on illicit drug trafficking and to strengthen prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services. 

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will reconvene on September 5 and will focus on appropriations bills as well as resume considering nominations. 
  • House – The House will reconvene on September 12. 

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