This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed several nominations and voted to block a national security supplemental funding package based on Republican objections that the package does not include border policy changes – on which negotiations continue to happen. 

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed several nominations and voted to block a national security supplemental funding package based on Republican objections that the package does not include border policy changes – on which negotiations continue to happen. 
  • House – The House passed H. Res. 894, strongly condemning and denouncing the drastic rise of antisemitism in the United States and around the world, H.J. Res. 88, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Improving Income Driven Repayment for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program,” the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act (H.R. 4468), the DETERRENT Act (H.R. 5933), the One Seat Ride Act (H.R. 1547), and the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act (H.R. 542). 
  • Biden Administration –  On December 8, the White House announced $8.2 billion in new funding for 10 major passenger rail projects across the country. 

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will reconvene on Monday, December 11, and may consider the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (H.R. 2670) after House and Senate conferees produced a final version of the bill. 
  • House – The House will reconvene on Monday, December 11, and may consider the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (H.R. 2670) after House and Senate conferees produced a final version of the bill.

     

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