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DC Insight - 5/26/23

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Appropriations News

Appropriators face close votes on spending bills in committee
Roll Call – May 23, 2023
The House Appropriations Committee had planned to hold its first full committee markups Tuesday and Wednesday for four appropriations bills — Agriculture, Homeland Security, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA — all of which subcommittees approved last week. But Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger, R-Texas, announced late Monday night that the markups are on hold pending the ongoing debt limit negotiations between Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and President Joe Biden. Spending limits are a key piece of those negotiations, and McCarthy and Biden are expected to set topline spending figures for at least the next two years if they can reach a deal.

Athletics News

House subcommittee considering federal regulatory body to oversee NIL rights for college athletes
CBS Sports – May 23, 2023
A discussion draft of a bill, The Fairness Accountability and Integrity in Representation of College Sports Act (FAIR College Sports Act), would establish a federal regulatory NIL body, named the U.S. Intercollegiate Athletics Commission (USIAC), that would preempt all existing and future state NIL laws, and would protect athletes' rights to earn NIL compensation and sign with agents, ban "pay-for-play", require registration, and would be and charged with overseeing NIL, including setting rules, enforcing those rules and providing guidance to athletes and collectives on the NIL process.

Federal News

Biden-Harris Administration Takes New Steps to Advance Responsible Artificial Intelligence Research, Development, and Deployment
The White House - May 23, 2023
The Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights<, AI Risk Management Framework, and National AI Research Resource lead the new efforts to advance the research, development, and deployment of responsible artificial intelligence (AI) to protect individuals’ rights and safety and to address national security concerns, and includes the National AI R&D Strategic Plan. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) requests comments on or before June 12, 2023 on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) system accountability measures and policies.

Higher Education News

House votes to block student loan relief
Roll Call – May 24, 2023
House Republicans approved legislation to block President Biden’s student loan relief program, held by court challenges, which would cancel $10,000 in debt for most students, and up to $20,000 for those who received a Pell Grant.


Reviewed 2023-06-01