This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed several nominations and passed H.R.2872, a short-term funding measure that funds the federal government in two tranches through March 1 and March 8, respectively. 

This Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed several nominations and passed H.R.2872, a short-term funding measure that funds the federal government in two tranches through March 1 and March 8, respectively. 
  • House – The House passed H.R.2872, the Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act (H.R. 6918), the Pregnant Students’ Rights Act (H.R. 6914), and  H.Res.957, Denouncing the Biden administration’s open-borders policies, condemning the national security and public safety crisis along the southwest border, and urging President Biden to end his administration’s open-borders policies.  
  • Biden Administration – President Biden signed H.R.2872 to avert a partial government shutdown. Additionally, the White House released a fact sheet announcing the Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024 that will use accountability, reporting, grants, and technical assistance to intensify its drive for the adoption of three evidence-based strategies that improve student learning: (1) increasing student attendance; (2) providing high-dosage tutoring; and (3) increasing summer learning and extended or afterschool learning time. 

Next Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate will reconvene on Monday, January 22, and is expected to continue processing nominations. 
  • House – The House will reconvene on Monday, January 29.

     

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