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US Executive Branch Update – July 30, 2021

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 9:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief 11:45 a.m. EDT – The President and The Vice President meet with Governors to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness … Continue Reading

Immigration Reform Unlikely to Move in Foreseeable Future; Administration Appeals Federal Judge Injunction Blocking Executive Actions on Immigration

Legislative Activity Immigration Reform Unlikely to Move in Foreseeable Future After weeks of back and forth, the House and Senate successfully passed legislation funding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year. The final bill did not include controversial provisions blocking implementation of the President’s recent executive actions on immigration. … Continue Reading

Houes GOP Drafts Immigration Principles; Flood Insurance Legislation Gains Momentum; FEMA Improves Flood Insurance Program; Travel to U.S. Increases in 2013

Legislative Activity House GOP Drafts Immigration Principles House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Republican leadership are drafting a set of broad immigration principles to be discussed at the party’s annual retreat on Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31. The leaders hope to use the principles to determine the party’s appetite for … Continue Reading

Rep. Shuster Introduces FEMA Reauthorization Act; Senators Unite to Delay Flood Insurance Rate Increases; DHS Issues Post-Shutdown E-Verify Guidance

Legislative Activity Federal Emergency Management Agency Reauthorization On Tuesday, October 22, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) introduced the first ever Federal Emergency Management Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3300). The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by full committee Ranking Member Nick Rahall (D-WV), Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Lou Barletta (R-PA), and subcommittee Ranking Member … Continue Reading

House Approves Homeland Security Appropriations; Senate Debating Various Immigration and Border Security Bills; Power Grid Protection Gets Backers

Legislative Activity Budget and Appropriations The House approved its version of FY 2014 Homeland Security appropriations on June 6, but the Senate is just beginning the appropriations process. Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has announced that the Homeland Security Subcommittee 302(b) allocation for FY 2014 will be $39.1 billion (plus $227 billion for … Continue Reading