September 2022

In today’s blog post, we’re highlighting three events that we expect to make headlines in September. 

  1. Sept. 11 will mark the 21st anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history. The attacks, which began when hijackers crashed two commercial airplanes into the World Trade Center, resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people. The events of 9/11 led the administration of President George W. Bush to a wartime footing and continue to shape domestic security and U.S. foreign policy today. In 2021, individuals across the country reflected on the 20th anniversary of the attacks and participated in commemorative events

  2. Twitter will hold a shareholder meeting on Sept. 13 to vote on Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the company. The vote comes as Musk and Twitter are set to appear in court in October following Musk’s departure from the acquisition. According to The New York Times, the battle pertains to whether or not the court believes Twitter needed to disclose information about spam bots. Musk reportedly pulled out of the deal because the social media platform was not transparent about the number of bots on the platform and how it accounts for them.

  3. Congress will have through Sept. 30 to pass an appropriations bills to fund the federal government following the passage of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022” in March. If an appropriations bill is not signed into law or Congress does not pass a continuing resolution (CR) before the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, segments of the federal government will be forced to shut down. The most recent government shutdown was in December 2018 following a dispute over border security.

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