Negotiations Continue on Government Spending Authority

The House is in recess next week. The Senate will be in session with just a few legislative days remaining before government spending authority is set to expire on November 21. Aside from continuing to negotiate a deal to avert a shutdown, lawmakers will likely soon take up a pared down version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that does not address controversial issues like PFAS chemicals. USMCA trade deal negotiations are also ongoing.

Hearing Scheduled on Privacy Legislation

Elsewhere, Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) is planning a hearing next month on privacy legislation, though the legislation to be considered remains to be determined. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) Senate Judiciary subcommittee will also hold a hearing next Tuesday on data security.

Read more in McGuireWoods Consulting’s Emerging Technologies Washington Update.