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DC Insight - 12/1/2022

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Agriculture News

Hearing on Research Programs in the Next Farm Bill
United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing titled “Farm Bill 2023: Research Programs”. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Capitol Hill News

Congress inches toward year-end government funding deal
The Hill – November 30, 2022
Congressional negotiators are making a dash to scrounge together a bipartisan deal on how to fund the federal government for fiscal 2023. Lawmakers have until Dec. 16, when current funding is set to lapse, to pass legislation to keep the government running or risk shutdown. However, negotiators say it’s likely Congress will pass a short-term funding bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), punting the deadline through around Dec. 23, if talks require more time.

House GOP votes down earmark ban proposal
Roll Call – November 30, 2022
Earmarks are here to stay — at least for one more Congress. House Republicans voted Wednesday against a proposed earmark ban during a conference rules meeting, a vote that held larger implications as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy seeks to become speaker. The conference voted 52-158 against an amendment proposed by Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., that would get rid of the current conference rule allowing members to earmark spending bills if they meet certain transparency criteria.

Scalise’s House calendar features a lofty goal: Adjourning for the holidays by mid-December
Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority leader next year, released the 2023 legislative calendar which is available, here. Senate Democratic leaders have not yet released that chamber’s calendar for the coming new year.

Defense News

Defense & National Security — Military vaccine mandate another potential NDAA wrench
The Hill – November 30, 2022
With the deadline to pass the annual defense authorization bill looming, GOP lawmakers are throwing a potential wrench into the timeline. At the center of the issue is the Biden administration’s military COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Higher Education News

Incoming chair Foxx promises oversight
Roll Call – December 1, 2022
Now Republicans plan to use their House majority to escalate oversight of the U.S. Department of Education, launching hearings, investigations and lawsuits in a quest to overturn administration policies.


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