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DC Insight - 6/30/23

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Appropriations News

FY24 Congressional Budget Markup Process in Full Swing
Defense and Security Monitor – June 27, 2023
U.S. Congressional defense committees have been hard at work marking up their versions of FY24 defense legislation. Thus far, we’ve seen drafts released from the House Armed Services Committee and House Appropriations Committee, as well as an initial summary of a markup from the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Capitol Hill News


A debt deal twist is shifting Congress’ shutdown gameplan
Politico – June 26, 2023
The debt deal forces a 1 percent cut to government spending on Jan. 1 if a short-term funding bill is in place. So, lawmakers say, that’s the REAL deadline to pass new spending bills.

Budget committees set to cut US R&D spending, analysis finds
Research Professional News – June 29, 2023
Congressional appropriations committees are seeking cuts to their areas of responsibility in the 2024 US federal budget that are likely to lead to smaller budgets for R&D agencies, an analysis has found.

Federal News

Countering Unwanted Foreign Influence in Department-Funded Research at Institutions of Higher Education
Department of Defense –June 29, 2023
DOD has published their new decision matrix and included the list of foreign institutions that have engaged in problematic activities and foreign talent programs that are a threat to national security as called for in the FY 22 NDAA.

Recompete Pilot Program Funding Opportunity Released to Bring Focused Investments to Distressed Communities
US Economic Development Administration – June 29, 2023
EDA is now accepting applications for the new $200 million Recompete Pilot Program, which is designed to make focused investments in communities most in need of economic resources and options to ensure that all communities have a path to economic prosperity. This program, authorized through the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, targets areas where prime-age (25-54 years) employment significantly trails the national average, with the goal to close this gap through bottom-up, long-term strategies that tackle a community’s unique economic challenges. Please click here to access the tool, which includes a user-friendly map and instructional materials. Additional resources, including Fact Sheets and FAQs, can be found at


Reviewed 2023-07-20