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Executive Summary:

Monday 18 October:

  • United States: Senate returns from a one-week break, with the focus on finalising and passing the Build Back Better Act. In a letter to Democratic senators last week, Schumer laid out his intention to have the multi-trillion dollar package passed in the month of October. House returns on Tuesday and has yet to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) remain the two major obstacles to a larger infrastructure package passing through the Senate.
  • United Kingdom: Parliament meets to commemorate the life of Sir David Amess, the Conservative MP for Southend West murdered while conducting a constituency drop-in session on Friday 15 October. Amess was the second British member of parliament killed while meeting constituents in this manner in the past 5 years, following the murder of Labour's Jo Cox in 2016.
  • Germany:Chancellor Angela Merkel holds bilateral meeting with Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel following his visit to the German capital.
  • European Union: European Parliament plenary session gets underway in Strasbourg, France. Continues through to Thursday 21 October.
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