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Winter Work: Congressional Action Items During This Election Year

A new year means a new congressional session – yet our lawmakers are carrying over policy debates that did not conclude in consensus prior to their holiday recess. The House of Representatives and Senate will consider critical government funding legislation, deadline-driven authorizing bills, and other potential reforms, but agreement will need to be found between … Continue Reading

Lack of Consensus, Lapse in Appropriations: Anatomy of a Federal Government Shutdown

The US Constitution provides that “No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law” (Article I, Section 9, Clause 7). Congress maintains the power of the purse, and federal government agencies and programs reliant on discretionary budget authority experience funding gaps if appropriations expire prior to the enactment … Continue Reading

Fall Forecast: What to Expect from Washington Through the End of the Year

With Labor Day behind us, Congress returns to Washington with a packed agenda. One month now stands between lawmakers and the end of the government’s fiscal year. And Congress has only four months to tackle various end-of-year deadlines. From domestic policy discussions to international relations, we look back at the first eight months of 2023 … Continue Reading

Webinar: Congressional Actions to Address the Debt Limit and Implications for Future Legislative Compromise or Gridlock

On August 9th, 2023 at 2:00 pm EDT, Beth Goldstein and Jeff Turner will be leading a discussion on the debt limit. The debt limit (or debt ceiling) is the total amount of outstanding debt that the US Department of the Treasury can incur. Earlier this year, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen notified Congress that the … Continue Reading

U.S. Executive Branch Update – June 1, 2023

This report provides a snapshot of the U.S. Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 11:40 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers the commencement address at the United States Air Force Academy 4:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Colorado Springs, Colorado en route to Joint Base Andrews… Continue Reading

U.S. Executive Branch Update – May 9, 2023

This report provides a snapshot of the U.S. Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House 4:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Leader Chuck Schumer, and … Continue Reading

Pomp and Positioning: The State of the Union Address, 2023

Last night, President Joe Biden stood before a joint session of the 118th Congress to give his State of the Union address. The President set forth his vision for the coming two years, and he tried again to appeal to those who disagree with his policies or are otherwise unhappy with the direction of the … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – September 28, 2021

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 10:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief Looking Ahead: The President will continue to engage with Members of Congress and congressional leadership this week on his Build Back Better … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – September 27, 2021

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office Looking Ahead: The President will continue to engage with members of Congress and congressional leadership … Continue Reading

Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget Blueprint and Sends FY 2017 Military and Border Supplemental to Congress

Executive Branch Activity Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget Blueprint Last week, President Donald Trump released his FY 2018 “skinny budget,” intended to serve as the blueprint for his full budget request expected in May. As anticipated, the $1.1 trillion budget request adheres to the topline discretionary spending cap of $1.1 trillion mandated by the Budget … Continue Reading

House Passes FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill; President Trump to Deliver FY 2018 Budget Outline This Week; Debt Ceiling Suspension Expires This Week

Legislative Activity FY 2017: House Passes Defense Appropriations Bill, What About the Rest? The House passed its $577.9 billion FY 2017 defense appropriations bill (H.R. 1301) last week by a vote of 371-48 which included a $6.8 billion increase in procurement funding above the Obama Administration’s budget request for the fiscal year. The chamber still … Continue Reading

Congress Shuffles Closer to a Budget Deal, as Appropriations Process Stops; Budget Reconciliation Will Wait Until After August Recess

Legislative Activity Congress Shuffles Closer to a Budget Deal, as Appropriations Process Stops The appropriations process is all but over, after a Confederate flag flap during floor debate of the House Interior-Environment bill brought the process to a standstill. While the appropriations committees in both the House and Senate may mark-up their final appropriations bills … Continue Reading

Senate Appropriations Process Stalls as Democrats Look to Force a Budget Deal; What a Budget Deal Might Look Like

Legislative Activity Senate Appropriations Process Stalls as Democrats Look to Force a Budget Deal The Senate appropriations process has stalled, and it is unclear how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will proceed this week. Last Thursday, Senate Democrats followed through with their announced strategy to stop appropriations bills from reaching the Senate floor by … Continue Reading
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