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Budget & Appropriations

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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The Week Ahead in Washington 7/12/2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would like to see action before the end of the month on the debt ceiling, however the negotiations between the administration and Congress remain fraught. Congressional leaders acknowledge that if no deal is reached by the July 26 six-week recess, September will leave little time before the U.S. government would begin to default on its debt. Mueller Testimony Mark your calendars, Special Counsel Robert Mueller will […]

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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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