Monthly Archives: May 2019

New Hampshire Ends Capital Punishment

2019-05-31T09:00:41-04:00

The New Hampshire General Court, the state legislature, overrode Governor Chris Sununu's veto to end the death penalty. With a two-thirds majority needed for final action, the New Hampshire Senate voted 16-8 on Thursday. The House had voted to override May 23. “It’s up to us to stop this practice that is archaic, costly, discriminatory [...]

New Hampshire Ends Capital Punishment2019-05-31T09:00:41-04:00

DMGS Week in Review – May 26, 2019

2019-05-26T12:59:49-04:00

U.S. Senate Passes $19.1 Billion Relief Package The Senate passed and President Trump has said he will support H.R. 2157, a $19.1 billion disaster-aid plan for areas hit by hurricanes, Midwest floods, and California wildfires. The 85-8 vote sends the bill to the House. Trump had previously insisted that the disaster-aid bill provide more funds [...]

DMGS Week in Review – May 26, 20192019-05-26T12:59:49-04:00

Elections 2019 – Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Special Election

2019-05-24T13:02:07-04:00

In today's first installment of the Elections 2019 Series, we review the latest Congressional Special Election in Pennsylvania's 12th District. When Republican Congressman Tom Marino, elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010, announced his resignation from Congress in late January, he triggered a state law which gave the Governor at least 60 days to [...]

Elections 2019 – Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Special Election2019-05-24T13:02:07-04:00

Senate Passes $19.1 Billion Relief Package

2019-05-24T09:00:17-04:00

The Senate passed and President Trump has said he will support H.R. 2157, a $19.1 billion disaster-aid plan for areas hit by hurricanes, Midwest floods, and California wildfires. The 85-8 vote sends the bill to the House. Trump had previously insisted that the disaster-aid bill provide more funds for detaining undocumented migrants, leading to an [...]

Senate Passes $19.1 Billion Relief Package2019-05-24T09:00:17-04:00

DMGS Week in Review – May 19, 2019

2019-05-19T12:35:08-04:00

U.S. House Passes Drug Pricing & ACA Package A package of bills to bolster the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reduce drug prices passed the House. The vote late Thursday was 234 to 183 and mostly along party lines. House Democratic leaders packaged together (H.R. 987) several bills with bipartisan support that look to spur [...]

DMGS Week in Review – May 19, 20192019-05-19T12:35:08-04:00

House Passes Drug Pricing & ACA Package

2019-05-17T09:00:43-04:00

A package of bills to bolster the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reduce drug prices passed the House. The vote late Thursday was 234 to 183 and mostly along party lines. House Democratic leaders packaged together (H.R. 987) several bills with bipartisan support that look to spur the creation of more low-cost generic drugs with [...]

House Passes Drug Pricing & ACA Package2019-05-17T09:00:43-04:00

DMGS Week in Review – May 5, 2019

2019-05-05T13:15:28-04:00

Legislative Update - Styrofoam Container Bans While much of the focus in recent national conversations has been surrounding bans on single-use plastic bags, another environmentally-focused effort is being made to ban foam containers. Photo Credit: David Gilford In our latest Legislative Update here, we review some of the current proposals and speculate as to where they [...]

DMGS Week in Review – May 5, 20192019-05-05T13:15:28-04:00

The Week Ahead in Washington | May 3, 2019

2019-05-03T09:30:23-04:00

The House next week will look to pass a disaster aid package that includes a renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program. House Tackles Disaster Aid, ACA Waivers Disaster Aid: The House leadership next week plan to bring a new disaster aid package to the floor. Communities and federal agencies affected by natural disasters would receive [...]

The Week Ahead in Washington | May 3, 20192019-05-03T09:30:23-04:00

Legislative Update: Styrofoam Container Bans

2019-05-02T17:19:34-04:00

While much of the focus in recent national conversations has been surrounding bans on single-use plastic bags, another environmentally-focused effort is being made to ban foam containers. Photo Credit: David Gilford In today's legislative update, we review some of the current proposals and speculate as to where they may head in the coming weeks and [...]

Legislative Update: Styrofoam Container Bans2019-05-02T17:19:34-04:00
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