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  • Weekly Update

    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Oct. 2-6, 2017)

      The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired on Saturday. Congress will act this week to reauthorize the program that provides health care for 9 million children.   This week: Congress will start work on the FY2018 Budget resolution, setting up the process for tax reform via reconciliation.   This Week Ahead in Congress In the Senate…

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  • Whats Up Washington

    What’s Up Washington (Sept. 27, 2017)

    Senate is in at 10 AM. House is in at 3 for legislative business with first and last votes between 4:30 – 5:30 PM. Votes on:   S. 327: Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 Sponsor: Sen. Dean Heller [R, NV] Directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish and implement a "safe harbor"…

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  • Whats Up Washington

    What’s Up Washington (Sept. 26, 2017)

    House is in at 10 AM for morning hour, noon for legislative business. First votes between 1:15 – 2:15 PM, last votes between 4 – 5 PM. Vote on Smith bill to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV). Senate is in at 10 AM to resume work on the FY18 NDAA (S. 1516)….

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  • Whats Up Washington

    What’s Up Washington (Sept. 25, 2017)

    House in at noon for morning hour and 2 PM for legislative business. Votes at 6:30 PM on suspension bills: H.R. ____: Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 (DRAFT TEXT) The bill combines temporary tax relief to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria with a six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization and…

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  • Whats Up Washington

    What’s Up Washington (Sept. 20, 2017)

    House and Senate are out today. ICYMI   Not really breaking news: Graham-Cassidy health care bill is close (but not there yet); Sen. Graham [R, SC] says they have 50 Republican votes Majority Leader McConnell [R, KY] not yet committed to a floor vote; Majority Whip Cornyn [R, TX] says still seeking consensus Though CBO still scoring,…

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  • Whats Up Washington

    What’s Up Washington (Sept. 19, 2017)

    House is out for district work period. Senate is in at 10, with a vote at 11 on nomination of Noel J. Francisco to be Solicitor General of the United States. Senators hold weekly caucus meetings at 2:15 PM. ICYMI   President Trump will address the United Nations, expected to issue harsh warnings to Iran, North Korea; tweets that “some…

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  • Whats Up Washington

    What’s Up Washington (Sept. 18, 2017)

    House is out for district work period.   Senate is in at 3 PM, with first votes at 5:30 PM on the McCain-Reed substitute amendment #1003 to the NDAA, cloture, and passage.    ICYMI     In the spotlight this week: Graham-Cassidy health bill, last attempt to “repeal and replace” Obamacare before FY2017 reconciliation process expires September 30 The…

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  • Whats Up Washington

    What’s Up Washington (Sept. 15, 2017)

    Today in Congress   House and Senate are out.  ICYMI   Play-by-play on yesterday’s DACA deal-or-no-deal between President Trump and Democrats, and reactions from Hill Republicans and conservative media “Path to citizenship” (included in DREAM Act) is most controversial Personal chemistry and desire to “put some runs on the board” factors in Trump’s “bipartisan kick”…

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