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DC Insight - 7/7/23

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Capitol Hill News


House GOP may move stopgap spending bill as soon as this month
Roll Call – July 3, 2023
House GOP leaders are discussing the possibility of putting a stopgap spending bill on the floor as soon as this month as a fail-safe option while they try to build support for passing fiscal 2024 appropriations bills that appear on shaky ground.

Senate releases bipartisan draft of emergency preparedness bill
Roll Call – July 3, 2023
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Monday released a bipartisan draft of a bill to reauthorize a wide-ranging emergency preparedness law, although leaders in both parties are also seeking feedback on two outstanding legislative proposals. 

Defense News

NDAA takes aim at critical mineral supply chain
Roll Call – June 30, 2023
House and Senate versions of the fiscal 2024 defense authorization put a new layer of pressure on the Pentagon to secure its access to materials used in a wide variety of weapons — provisions pushed by both Democrats and Republicans.

House version of 2024 NDAA would create a DoD office for academic engagement
Federal News Network – July 6, 2023
The House version of the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision to start a DoD office for academic engagement relating to cyber activities as pathway for hiring and retaining more cyber workers. As the Defense Department fine-tunes its strategy for expanding its cyber workforce, a major tenet of the plan involves partnerships with academic institutions. Members submitted 1,465 amendments to the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) ahead of last Friday’s deadline.

Higher Education News

Biden Administration Adds Students to Income-Contingent Plan
Inside Higher Ed – July 5, 2023
The Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan replaces the existing Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) Plan. SAVE increases the income exemption from 150 percent to 225 percent of the poverty line.


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