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Washington Weekly Update 3-4-24

Situation AwarenessCongress averted a partial government shutdown last week after striking an eleventh-hour agreement on a short-term spending measure that would further push back spending deadlines for all 12 appropriations bills. Appropriators will now have until March 8 to complete their work on the Agriculture-FDA,

Washington Weekly Update 2-26-24

Situational AwarenessThe House and Senate are both in session this week. During the next several days, lawmakers will rush to finalize a short-term spending deal to avert a partial government shutdown on Friday evening. In January, top leaders on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees

Washington Weekly Update 2-12-24

Situational AwarenessHouse and Senate are both in-session this week. The House is set to vote on H.R. 7023, the Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act, which consists of five stand-alone bills that aim to reform water and pesticide permitting. One such bill directs the Biden administration

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

NCA Alert: DOL Releases Final Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday released a final rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to clarify when workers should be classified as independent contractors or employees, who can receive full minimum wage and overtime, and other protections under the FLSA. The rule implements the

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