1. Congress looks to be on the verge of averting a partial government collapse.
As the clock counts down on a partial shutdown, Congress has still not planned votes for a fund extension, but top legislators have predicted that steps will be taken Thursday after the 12:00pm deadline. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., stated Wednesday that the Senate must finish funding legislation swiftly, allowing the ruling party to keep operating until December 3 and giving state officials time to confirm regular expenditure measures like funding regulatory officials and the projects they manage for the financial year that begins October 1.
2. The House is about to decide on the $1.2 trillion development package, but there is still a lot of drama.
The House expects to pass on a $1.2 trillion comprehensive infrastructure measure this Thursday, however, the proposal is at risk due to ongoing Democratic squabbling. Over decades, lawmakers of both political groups have worked to enact infrastructural laws. This year, lawmakers achieved a milestone when Senate Republicans, Democrats, plus President Joe Biden worked collaboratively to pass a plan that included funding for roads, bridges, public transit, and internet expansion.
3. Abortion stories are being shared by female members of Congress.
Throughout a House session on reproductive freedom this Thursday, 3 congresswomen may talk about their abortions stories. Reps. Barbara Lee, D-California, Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, discussed their choices to stop their pregnancy on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut with Joy Reid” on Wednesday. In the ongoing battle for women’s rights, these stories shed light on the thought process of women going through his heavy internal debate and serves as a beacon to women across the country who can relate. It is testimonials like these that will continue pushing against the government from restricting women’s healthcare options.