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The Week in Washington – 08/16/2019

Economic Strife a Potential 2020 Issue An increasing concern for an economic downtown leading up to the 2020 looms over President Trump’s hopes for a second term. With a global factory slowdown and Trump’s trade war already weighing on growth =, fears of a broader downturn rose. Such a scenario would likely bolster the messages of Democratic candidates’ campaigns which have highlighted rising income inequality, untenable costs of health care, […]

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The Week in Washington – 08/09/2019

McConnell Weighs Background Checks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that gun legislation will be at the top of the Senate’s agenda once legislators return from the August recess. Presently, background checks for firearm purchases is the topic with the most consensus with the Manchin-Toomey bill a candidate for floor debate. That bill would eliminate loopholes in required background checks for gun purchases. Notable Republican Retirements A wave of […]

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The Week in Washington 08/02/2019

This week, the Senate began its August recess after approving the Congressional budget-deal, President Trump abruptly escalated the trade war with China, and the second Democratic Presidential Debate saw appeals to the working class. Senate This week, the Senate passed a bipartisan deal to increase the debt ceiling and federal spending, sending it to President Donald Trump. President Trump supports the plan, which was passed 67-28, with 30 Republicans and […]

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The Week in Washington – 7/26/2019

Congress has been rushing to tie up any loose legislative ends before going into recess, allowing members to return to their states & districts for the August district work period. The House of Representatives passed legislation raising the debt ceiling and setting the federal budget in a bipartisan deal with President Trump. The bill allows a $324 billion increase in discretionary spending for two years. The deal significantly reduces the […]

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