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What’s in the Nov. ’19 CR?

Congress finally passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government for another month.  Funding for federal agencies was extended through December 20 under a stopgap funding measure that averted a government shutdown as fiscal 2020 appropriations negotiations continue.  However, expectations are low for a full fiscal 2020 spending deal by next month’s deadline.  Appropriators continue to argue over the top-line allocations for the 12 fiscal 2020 spending bills, […]

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What the Louisiana Governor’s Race Portends for 2020

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ victory demonstrated that it is possible for a Democratic governor to win in the Deep South against a candidate endorsed by President Trump. In the Bayou State, President Trump campaigned heavily for Republican contender Eddie Rispone. Trump headlined three rallies to try to drive turnout for Risponse, who framed his campaign as a referendum on the President. In contrast, Governor Edwards ran on a record […]

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2020 Election Outlook

With the 2019 elections in the book, DMGS previews the 2020 election now coming into view on the horizon. Presidential Election President Trump broke precedent by filing paperwork with the FEC to run for re-election on his Inauguration Day, becoming the earliest President to do so. The Republican National Committee and Trump’s campaign have reported raising $156 million, more than twice the amount that President Barack Obama’s re-election committees had […]

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Veteran Legislation from around the Web

NATIONAL Task force to highlight ‘forgotten’ and ‘invisible’ women veterans[1] There are approximately 2 million women veterans in the US today. Women make up about 10 percent of the nation’s veteran population, 17 percent of current military personnel, and 30 percent of military service academy students. The number of women using VA care has tripled over the last two decades. Previous studies noted that one in four women veterans faced […]

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