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Category: Government Relations

Washington Weekly Update 2-5-24

Situational AwarenessBoth the House and Senate are on Capitol Hill this week. In the Senate, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will seek to kick-start consideration of a national security supplemental that pairs new assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to border security and immigration reform

Washington Weekly Update 1-29-24

Situational AwarenessBoth the House of Representatives and Senate return to Capitol Hill this week. The House is scheduled to consider legislation on public safety and restrictions on migration, including a bill that would make acts related to Social Security fraud a ground for deportation. House

Washington Weekly Update 1-22-24

Situational AwarenessAfter passing a third “tiered” continuing resolution last Thursday that pushes funding expiration dates to March 1 and 8, lawmakers in the House of Representatives returned to their Congressional districts for a week-long recess. The Senate returns to Capitol Hill to resume negotiations on

Washington Weekly Update 1-8-24

Situational Awareness The House of Representatives and Senate return to Washington, D.C., for the second session of the 118th Congress. Lawmakers will immediately face two quickly approaching deadlines on federal funding for FY 2024. Over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker of

Washington Weekly Update 12-18-23

Situational Awareness The Senate returns to Capitol Hill today for a roll call vote on Martin O’Malley’s nomination as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. This past weekend, lawmakers continued negotiations on finalizing a framework agreement on U.S. border enforcement policy reform in exchange for

Washington Weekly Update 12-11-23

Situational AwarenessThe Senate and House return to Washington, D.C., this week for the remaining four legislative days in the calendar year. The House will consider H.R.357, the Ensuring Accountability in Agency Rulemaking Act, which would require that any agency rule promulgated under notice and comment procedures

Washington Weekly Update 12-4-23

Situational AwarenessThe House and Senate are in session this week. The House will consider legislation affecting university investments and endowments, prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing a proposed rule on light-duty and medium-duty vehicle emissions, and block a Department of Education rule on student

Washington Weekly Update 11-27-23

Situational AwarenessThe House and Senate are in session this week. The House will consider legislation that would block the transfer of $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets that were part of a U.S.-facilitated prisoner exchange and prohibit the use of federal funds to provide housing

Washington Weekly Update 11-14-23

Situational Awareness Over the weekend, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) unveiled a stopgap funding measure that would extend government funding for some agencies and programs until mid-January and continuing funding for others until early February. The proposed “laddered” spending bill would maintain funding

Washington Weekly Update 11-6-23

Situational Awareness The House and Senate are in session this week. The House will consider the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. The Senate will consider President Biden’s nominee to lead the National Institutes of Health and hold procedural votes on advancing three district