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The Leader’s Floor Lookout: Week of November 6, 2023

Here’s what to watch for on the House Floor this week:

Restoring Limited Government and Spurring Economic Growth

A supercharged army of 85,000 IRS agents to target American families; dozens of overbearing and costly regulations from agencies like the SEC that hurt small businesses; woke and harmful agenda items including climate initiatives, diversity, equity and inclusion programs, and censorship or fake “disinformation” efforts – these are all things that the Biden Administration wants to use your taxpayer dollars to fund.

While Democrats are busy working to weaponize the federal government against the American people and stifle small business growth with ridiculous red-tape, House Republicans are standing up against federal overreach and making sure these agencies serve the American people, not their own agendas.

The FY24 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill stops wasteful Democrat spending, supports American investors and small businesses by cutting burdensome regulations that kill American jobs, and ensures federal agencies remain focused on their core functions.

Additionally, the bill supports struggling Americans and targets opioid abuse by prioritizing funds for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) to address regional drug threats, such as combatting fentanyl and opioid overdoses and enhancing drug interdiction activities.

H.R. 4664, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2024, introduced by Rep. Steve Womack, provides FY24 appropriations for financial services and general government that combat terrorism financing, maintain the integrity of our financial markets, preserve a fair judicial system, keep agencies focused on their core mission, support small business growth, cut out-of-control spending, and target opioid abuse.

House Republicans won’t stop fighting to restore limited government and protect hard working Americans and small businesses from burdensome bureaucracy that puts power before the people.   

Prioritizing Travel Safety and Addressing Housing Needs for Vulnerable Americans

Under the Biden Administration’s failing transportation policies, we’ve seen crisis after crisis, from paralyzing flight delays and cancellations, to near misses on airport runways, and multiple devastating train derailments, including outside East Palestine, Ohio. Additionally, homelessness is raging out of control in Democrat-run cities across the country, leaving vulnerable Americans to fend for themselves. 

But instead of focusing their attention on increasing the safety of traveling for Americans or assisting Americans in need of housing, Democrats and the Biden Administration continue to prioritize wasteful climate and equity initiatives and their woke agenda over the needs of the American people.

House Republicans have put together a plan that invests in transportation safety by funding new air traffic controllers for under staffed facilities, investing in critical air traffic control modernization programs, and implementing road projects to ensure roads and railways are safe. Additionally, our plan ensures our most vulnerable citizens, such as the elderly, the disabled, veterans and the working poor, have necessary housing support. 

Meanwhile, we work to reduce spending by eliminating over $380 million in unauthorized Biden Administration initiatives, prohibiting implementation of the proposed Greenhouse Gas emissions rule, and rescinding billions from IRS enforcement spending to protect hardworking Americans.

H.R. 4820, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024, introduced by Rep. Tom Cole, provides FY24 appropriations to the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and related agencies that prioritize our nation’s transportation systems safety programs and maintain housing assistance for vulnerable Americans while reining in wasteful spending and harmful bureaucracy.

House Republicans will continue working to responsibly fund critical transportation and housing needs while reducing spending and getting our debt under control.