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EIW TODAY - October 4, 2023

Prism Group's Daily Summary


Yesterday, for the first time in United States history, the House voted to vacate the office of speaker of the House, ousting Representative Kevin McCarthy. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) is now the acting Speaker pro tempore. Both parties are now faced with the task of navigating these uncharted waters as the House recesses with a formal speaker vote anticipated in the next week. However, all of these historic events are delaying progress on FY2024 appropriations bills. This increases the likelihood that another continuing resolution will be needed in mid-November.



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


North Carolina's $30 billion budget officially became law yesterday morning. The budget includes raises for tens of thousands of workers, as well as expansion of Medicaid and various local projects. Governor Roy Cooper (D) allowed the bill to become law without his signature, calling it a "bad budget", but nonetheless celebrated elements like Medicaid expansion.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) has formally requested a public hearing and executive session for September 2023 Special Session Senate Bill 1, a bill aimed at addressing challenges in Wisconsin's workforce. The plan includes investments in child care, expanding paid family leave, and supporting workforce sectors like healthcare and education. While the Wisconsin legislature has not yet reviewed the bill in committee, Governor Evers called for timely action in doing so.


The House... is out. For the full schedule, click here.

The Senate... will convene today at 10:00 AM ET. For the full schedule, click 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 Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearingTODAY, 10/04 at 2:00 PM ET titled “CHIPS and Science Implementation and Oversight”.


  • Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a bill to specify control and management of Department of Defense data and to establish the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer Governing Council.

  • Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced a bill to bill to amend the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act of 2018 to enhance the economic and strategic competitiveness of the United States.

  • Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a bill to provide back pay to federal contractors.

AT THE AGENCIES The US Department of Labor

Check back tomorrow for possible updates.

The US Department of the Treasury

The US Department of the Treasury issued remarks by Deputy Secretary Adeyemo at a press conference announcing new Treasury action against the fentanyl supply chain.

The US Department of Commerce

Check back tomorrow for possible updates.

The US Trade Representative

The Office of the US Trade Representative announced that the US and Kenya will hold a second negotiating round under the Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership.

The US Small Business Administration

Check back tomorrow for possible updates.

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