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Washington Update: Congress’ Agenda for 2023: Hiding in Plain Sight

Sara Barba and Sandra Swirski share the policy discussions we can expect as the midterm elections draw near.

Lawmakers work on deadlines. Some are annual, like government funding, while others are less consistent, like raising the federal government’s ability to borrow (that is, the debt ceiling). Still other deadlines are self-imposed by Congress and seem arbitrary like those that are a result of temporary legislation. These deadlines matter because that’s how Congress sets its agenda, and expiring legislation gives us a window into what policy discussions we can expect that could impact planning


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