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November 16, 2023
This Week In Congress
This week, Congress passed a continuing resolution to keep the government open into the new year. The bill adopts the two-date approach proposed by Speaker Johnson in which some bills have a deadline of January 19th and others, particularly ones that are expected to be more contentious such as Labor-HHS-Education, have a deadline of February 2nd.
The House was going to consider the Labor-HHS-Education and Commerce-Justice-Science spending bills this week but following the addition of controversial amendments to Labor-HHS-Education including further reducing NIH funding and blocking CDC’s recommendation to add a COVID-19 vaccine to the child and adolescent immunization schedule, the final vote has been postponed until after Thanksgiving.
Ahead of the passage of the CR, a coalition letter signed by 260 organizations, including NCSD, sent a letter to Congress urging them keep the government running and to support urgent domestic funding needs. You can read the letter here.