Washington Update

January 16th 2018

Washington Update: Fiscal Year 2018 Deliberations

The potential for a government shut down draws closer as the current continuing resolution for fiscal year 2018 runs out on Friday. At issue are several points of contention: how to resolve the fate of 700,000 DACA (Deferred Action for … Continue reading

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December 7th 2017

Washington Update: Continuing Resolutions and Year End Negotiations

The federal government could shut down after Friday if the House and Senate don’t act to pass a continuing resolution that funds the government beyond December 8. The current continuing resolution is set to run out Friday and Republicans are … Continue reading

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October 4th 2017

Washington Update: Budget Resolutions

This week the U.S. House and Senate will work on FY18 budget resolutions.  The full House is expected to debate its resolution starting Wednesday.  The Senate Budget Committee will mark up its version this week as well. There is a potential … Continue reading

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September 8th 2017

Washington Update: Funding Discussions Continue in House and Senate

Debate on an eight-bill funding package continued late into the night as the U.S. House plowed through 68 amendments to the large funding bill.  The House continues debate on the remaining 156 amendments today.  The House won’t wrap up the … Continue reading

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September 7th 2017

Washington Update: House Omnibus Amendments and Debt Ceiling Votes in the Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives has begun pushing through amendments to their omnibus spending bill, including: An amendment to restore funding for EPA’s Environmental Justice Program (Rep. Grijalva) An amendment to increase funding for EPA’s Lake Champlain program (Rep. Welch … Continue reading

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