The Weekly Hill Update - September 2023



Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session.


  • Both chambers of Congress are in session for the first time in six weeks, facing an end-of-month deadline to fund the government.
  • Both the House and Senate will take up fiscal 2024 appropriations legislation, aiming for leverage in negotiations to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month.
  • President Joe Biden is returning from his foreign trip for last week’s G20 summit in India.


  • The House will be in session tonight through Thursday, voting on Department of Defense appropriations.
  • On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
  • Thursday, the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on drug shortages.
  • The full list of House committee activity can be found here.


  • The Senate will be in session throughout the week, taking up three different appropriations bills.
  • The Senate Banking Committee tomorrow will hold an oversight hearing with Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler.
  • A Senate initiative to regulate artificial intelligence will also highlight the week, with hearings in the Judiciary, Commerce, and Homeland Security Committees, and a closed briefing for senators with technology executives.
  • Additional Senate committee meetings can be found here.


  • Biden this morning left Vietnam, wrapping up his trip to the G20.
  • Later today, Biden will visit Alaska and commemorate 9/11 with military service members.
  • On Wednesday, Biden will hold a cabinet meeting and attend a campaign event in Mclean, Virginia.

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