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Week Ahead in Washington

Congress has left Washington for a two-week break, but lawmakers look to lay the groundwork for a busy spring agenda when they return. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he hopes to reach what so far have been elusive bipartisan breakthroughs on immigration, infrastructure, and budget caps. McConnell said that talks have begun among his staff, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) staff, and the White House on a two-year deal […]

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The Week Ahead in Washington

Next week House Democrats will act on their campaign pledge to overhaul elections, ethics and campaign finance laws, with a floor vote on H.R. 1, their wide-ranging measure on the issue. The measure would expand voting times, registration, campaign finance disclosures, and government ethics rules, and was introduced in response to concerns about conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump’s administration, foreign interference in U.S. elections, and election administration in […]

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DMGS Week In Review – February 17, 2019

Legislative Update: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency One of the top tech trends over the last several years has been the increasingly growing use of blockchain technology and related cryptocurrencies. Since we last reviewed the topic in an August 2018 blog post, there have been some new developments in the state-level regulatory framework, and there appear to be new items not far over in the horizon here in 2019. Read more […]

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Summary of the Fiscal 2019 Spending Agreement

The Department of Homeland Security would receive $1.38 billion for fencing along the southern border and agencies affected by the 35-day government shutdown would be funded through Sept. 30 under the conference agreement on H. J. Res. 31, the vehicle for a seven-bill spending package. The measure represents an agreement between House and Senate negotiators on border security funding and related issues. “This agreement denies funding for President Trump’s border […]

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