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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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DMGS Week in Review – July 21, 2019

US House Mulls Fixes to CIG Transit Grants The House Transportation Committee has begun to consider what the next surface transportation bill will look like, especially for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA)’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program The CIG program has been scrutinized by Congress for its complexity and the slow rate of grant issuance by President Trump’s Department of Transportation (DOT). The CIG program accounts for roughly 20% of […]

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House Mulls Fixes to CIG Transit Grants

The House Transportation Committee has begun to consider what the next surface transportation bill will look like, especially for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA)’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program . The CIG program has been scrutinized by Congress for its complexity and the slow rate of grant issuance by President Trump’s Department of Transportation (DOT). The CIG program accounts for roughly 20% of the FTA budget, funding commuter rail and […]

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DMGS Week in Review – July 14, 2019

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 […]

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