This update was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy at Global Health Council.
Midterms and Lame Duck Session
The midterm elections take place tomorrow and soon after Congress will return to Washington, DC for Congressional leadership elections, new member orientation, and a lame duck session. During the lame duck session, Congress will need to address the remaining appropriations bills that are currently funded by a Continuing Resolution, which expires on December 7. PEPFAR Reauthorization is another possible legislative item for both chambers.
GHC will share a midterm election breakdown later this month, looking at the makeup of the new Congress and what it could mean for global health and foreign assistance.