This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed several nominations and considered H.R.3935, the legislative vehicle for the continuing resolution. Veto override votes on the Lesser-Prairie Chicken CRA (S.J. Res. 9) and the Northern Long-Eared Bat CRA (S.J. Res. 24) failed.  

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed several nominations and considered H.R.3935, the legislative vehicle for the continuing resolution. Veto override votes on the Lesser-Prairie Chicken CRA (S.J. Res. 9) and the Northern Long-Eared Bat CRA (S.J. Res. 24) failed. 
  • House – The House passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 4365), the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (H.R. 4367), and the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act (H.R. 4665). The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4368) and the Continuing Appropriations and Border Security Enhancement Act (H.R. 5525) failed. 
  • Biden Administration – On September 28, the White House issued a fact sheet announcing the first-ever White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities, which will allow practitioners and senior Administration officials to jointly discuss needs for future climate resilience efforts. Additionally, the White House released its National Climate Resilience Framework which is designed to guide and align climate resilience investments and activities by the federal government and its partners. 

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate had been scheduled to reconvene on Monday, October 2. However, the Senate may vote this weekend or Monday on H.R.3935, a bill that now is set to continue funding of the federal government until November 17 and extends certain other programs that otherwise expire on September 30, when the federal government funding for FY 23 expires.  
  • House – The House had been scheduled to reconvene on Tuesday, October 17. However, the House may vote on measures to fund the government past September 30, such as a continuing resolution, or potentially consider additional individual appropriations bills, though none have passed the Senate so that alone does not reopen the federal government. 

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