Washington Update

March 19th 2018

Washington Update: Fiscal Year 2018 Discussions Continue, Farm Bill Slowed

House Republican leaders had wanted to pass a final FY2018 funding bill last Friday but acknowledged that they’re behind schedule, ditching the plans to release the $1.3 trillion spending bill last week.  The delay sets up a crazy floor schedule … Continue reading

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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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