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Budget & Appropriations

California Moves Towards Universal Health Insurance

Residents of California will be assessed a penalty if they do not have health insurance coverage under the new state budget plan Gov. Gavin Newsom signed June 27. Gov. Newsom signed A.B. 74, enacting a $215 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The insurance mandate is included in S.B. 78, one of the 15 related bills that make statutory revisions necessary to carry out the universal coverage requirement. […]

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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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The Week Ahead in Washington | May 3, 2019

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 about $17.2 billion in disaster aid under a modified version of H.R. 2157. That would be about […]

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Post-Recess Congressional Outlook

Congress will return from a two-week recess on Monday, April 29, with an agenda that includes climate change legislation in the House, where lawmakers will also begin marking up fiscal 2020 appropriations bills. House Rules Committee members will examine a “Medicare for All” bill while other committees continue oversight of the hollowed-out Homeland Security Department. The Senate resumes considering the president’s nominations. Also in May, the House will bring a […]

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