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EIW TODAY - October 11, 2023

Prism Group's Daily Summary


LET THE SPEAKERSHIP SHOWDOWN BEGIN...

Today House Republicans will choose between Majority Leader Steve Scalise and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan for their speaker nomination. Following their nomination, a full House vote where House Democrats will nominate Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. Our advice for the proceedings: know the rules and know how to count!

POTUS TO SPEAK ON JUNK FEES TODAY... At 11:45AM ET, President Biden will deliver remarks on consumer protection from hidden junk fees. Watch his remarks here.

THE STATE OF THE STATES


SESSIONS BY THE NUMBERS:

Seven state legislatures are in session. Texas is in special session.

WHAT WE'RE WATCHING:

A special session of the Texas legislature began this past Monday, called by Governor Greg Abbott (R) with the intention of passing school vouchers. However, leaders can’t see eye-to-eye on funding for both vouchers and public schools, leading to uncertainty. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed into law regulations that require companies making more than $1 billion in revenue to disclose their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. The law follows a streak of legislation aimed at lowering carbon emissions in the state, but the law has faced pushback from lobbying groups like the United States Chamber of Commerce.

LAWMAKERS... IN OR OUT?

The House... convenes today at 3:00 PM ET. The full schedule may be found here.

The Senate... convenes today at 9:15 AM ET. The full schedule may be found here.

HAPPENING ON THE HILL The House... does not currently have any committee hearings relevant to the EIW newsletter scheduled. Check back tomorrow for possible updates.

The Senate...

  • Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing next Tuesday, 10/17 at 2:30 PM ET titled “How Community Development Financial Institutions Promote Housing and Economic Opportunity”.

  • Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing next Tuesday, 10/17 at 10:00 AM titled “Name, Image, and Likeness, and the Future of College Sports”.


BILLS OF INTEREST

  • Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-WI-3) introduced a bill to improve employment services for veterans by consolidating various programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC-12) introduced a bill to amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to improve the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production.

  • Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-2) introduced a bill to authorize the Secretary of Defense to enter into a limited number of cost-plus incentive-fee contracts for the Sentinel Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program.

AT THE AGENCIES The US Department of Labor

Check back tomorrow for possible updates.

The US Department of the Treasury

Check back tomorrow for possible updates.

The US Department of Commerce

Check back tomorrow for possible updates.

The US Trade Representative

The Office of the US Trade Representative issued a readout of the October negotiating round under the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership.

The US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration announced that it had expanded the reach of the Regional Innovation Cluster Network with four new awards.

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