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This Week in Congress

This week, the House voted on legislation to ban TikTok in the United States unless it spins off from Chinese-owned ByteDance Ltd.  President Joe Biden said he would sign the bill if it reached his desk.  Additionally, the House voted on a bill that would require the General Services Administration (GSA) to reduce the office space of federal agencies that do not maintain a 60% building usage rate.  Finally, the House voted on a resolution to denounce the Biden administration’s immigration policies.  On Wednesday, the House headed to The Greenbrier in West Virginia for their Issues Conference after their last votes that day.

The Senate voted on the nomination of former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Sean Patrick Maloney to be representative of the U.S. to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of ambassador.

On March 8, 2024, the President signed the first package of six FY24 appropriations bills. House and Senate leaders are still negotiating the final six-bill package including the two largest bills, Defense and Labor-HHS-Education. The other four bills in that package are Financial Services, Legislative Branch, Homeland Security and State-Foreign Operations. The bills are now expected to be released on March 17th, ahead of the March 22nd continuing resolution (CR) expiration date.