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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 – 09/20/2019

Mandatory Arbitration Ban Bill The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423) would prohibit mandatory arbitration agreements in employment, consumer, and other contracts. The bill would invalidate an arbitration agreement if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute. The White House would veto the measure. If Congress passes the measure in its current form and is presented to President Donald Trump for his signature, his […]

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What to Watch in Washington – 7/1/2019

On Friday, the Senate joined the House on a weeklong July Fourth recess after it failed to adopt an amendment that would have blocked the White House from bypassing Congress to take action on Iran. When lawmakers return the second week of July, the House will take up the defense and intelligence authorization, arms sales, and raising the federal minimum wage. The Senate will take up nominations, spending bills and […]

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October 2018 Southwestern Update

Arizona The mood of Voters heading into Midterm Elections In a poll by Suffolk University/Arizona Republic, 500 likely Arizona voters were asked: Approval or Disapproval of the job by Donald Trump. – 47.6% approve while 48.2% disapprove. Virtually a tie with 4.2% undecided. Do Voters aim to send a message to Trump? – 39.8% want to change Trump’s direction; 39.6% support Trump’s direction; and 15.8% do not factor this into […]

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