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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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The Week in Washington – 09/06/2019

North Carolina Special Elections Two special elections in the State of North Carolina will determine the newest members of the House. Voters in the 9th District are choosing between Dan Bishop, a Republican state senator, and Dan McCready, a Democratic businessman and Marine Corps veteran. The 9th District’s seat was left open because the Republican candidate in the 2018 election, Mark Harris, engaged in absentee-ballot fraud. North Carolina’s 3rd District, […]

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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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Consideration of H.R. 2500, Fiscal 2020 NDAA

United States military programs would be reauthorized at the amount of $733 billion under H.R. 2500, the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would provide $633 billion in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and $69 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds. Notably, the measure would authorize the purchase of 90 F-35s and 8 F-15EX aircraft, increase service members’ pay by 3.1%, and create a […]

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