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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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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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DMGS Week in Review – July 7, 2019

What to Watch in Washington 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 funding for Sept. 11 first responders. Congressional negotiations with President Trump to raise budget caps and the debt ceiling will continue. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Senate Before Senators headed […]

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