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Here’s this week’s congressional update from BakerHostetler’s federal policy team. We will continue to post in a few weeks when both chambers of Congress convene.
- House Democrats will hold their leadership election, with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., set to be their new standard-bearer following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision not to continue her historic leadership term.
- In Saturday’s runoff election, Georgia voters will decide between incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and challenger Herschel Walker.
- President Joe Biden will host French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House, including a state dinner.
- The House of Representatives will convene tomorrow through Friday, with an agenda that includes bipartisan criminal justice reforms.
- House Democrats will hold an election to choose their next generation of leadership, with Reps. Jeffries, Kathleen Clarke, D-Mass., and Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., as their top three leaders.
- Newly-majority House Republicans will pick their own committee chairs, including a tight race for the gavel on the Ways and Means Committee for a tax bill.
- The schedule of committee discussions can be found here.
- The Senate will reconvene and begin final consideration of legislation to protect same-sex marriage.
- Senators will be watching the Georgia contest closely, as the seat has huge implications for Democrats’ ability to manage their narrow Senate majority.
- The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on the FTX collapse with Commodity Futures Trading Committee Chairman Rustin Behnem.
- The list of current committee meetings can be found here.
- Biden will visit a semiconductor factory in Bay City, Michigan tomorrow to introduce the CHIPS Act and science.
- The 100th National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Wednesday with the Bidens in attendance.
- On Thursday, Biden will host Macron for meetings as well as his first state dinner as president.
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