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As Congress reconvenes after recess, there’s a lot of pressure to get as much as possible done before the election season begins in earnest. And since odd-numbered years are typically when Congress gets the bulk of its legislative agenda done, even with partisan gridlock, it’s certain to be an action-packed session. 

There are many big-ticket items on Congress’ agenda, including finishing the fiscal 2024 appropriations bills and funding the government, the Farm Bill, FAA Reauthorization, and the annual National Defense Authorization Act. With more issues like the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, health care, and artificial intelligence rising to the surface, there’s no shortage of items to watch during the remainder of the first session of the 118th Congress.  

How will all this impact your organization, and how can you strategize and find opportunities accordingly?

Watch our recorded webinar where CQ and Roll Call experts preview the remainder of Congress’ 2023 session and discuss the likelihood of current bills on the table being passed, potential breakthrough issues to watch, and answer your questions on the pressing legislative issues in Congress this fall. 


John T. Bennett is Editor-at-Large for CQ Roll Call. He focuses on analysis pieces about the White House, Congress, and national politics. Formerly CQ Roll Call’s White House Correspondent, Bennett has covered Washington’s policy and political debates for nearly two decades.

Aidan Quigley is CQ Roll Call’s Budget & Appropriations reporter. Before arriving at CQ Roll Call, he covered the Navy and Marine Corps for Inside Defense, reporting on acquisition, budgets, and policy. He previously served as the Burlington, Vermont reporter for VTDigger, a statewide nonprofit newsroom.  

Ellyn Ferguson joined CQ Roll Call as an agriculture policy reporter in 2009 after nearly 20 years as a Washington-based regional reporter for Gannett-owned papers located outside the Beltway. Her beat has expanded to include issues involving agriculture as well as trade matters where members of Congress may play a role.

Moderated by Jason Dick, CQ Roll Call’s editor-in-chief. He was previously Roll Call’s deputy editor, senior writer, Capitol Hill editor, Heard on the Hill editor, and House leadership editor. Prior to his time at Roll Call, he was editor of National Journal Daily and its predecessor publication, CongressDaily. He began his journalism career in Washington at National Journal’s environmental news daily, GreenWire, in 1998.