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Our team is here to make navigating government easier for you. Every month, the G2G staff compiles and synthesizes the big government news, and distills it into the high-level, hard-hitting information you need. These summaries make it easier to find and understand the policy changes and legislative updates that impact you and your goals.
Yet again, in a few short weeks, Congress will face the same choice it faces every year: fund the government, shut down the government, or kick the can down the road. Despite efforts to avoid this choice with a legislative process and significant planning, every October 1 when the new fiscal year starts Congress ends up in this same place.
Both chambers of Congress are eying the month-long August recess that is just weeks away. They are working hard to push through major legislation: 12 appropriations bills and the National Defense Authorization Act all by the end of this month! Some have passed committee and some are soon to pass this week and next. If they succeed, conference committee negotiations will begin in September.
March included final deadlines for FY2024 appropriations with all House Members required to prioritize their top 15 Community Project Requests and 75 programmatic requests by the end of the month. Other legislative highlights include the end of the public health emergency, long COVID program, new Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) bill, potential new process for FDA approvals, and curbing the drug pricing with patient perspectives.