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    BILL MENTIONS: NDAA

    The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sets the budget and expenditures for the Department of Defense each year. Coupled with defense appropriations bills, it is how Congress oversees the defense budget.   What’s this controversial provision I’m hearing about? A provision in the House bill to prohibit discrimination by federal contractors has proven controversial. Rep. Steve Russell (R,…

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  • Bill Mentions: Water Resources Development Act

    Before adjourning for the fall recess, the House and Senate passed their respective Water Resources Development Acts (WRDA). The WRDA became a major player in the continuing resolution (CR) negotiations, as it includes funding for Flint, Michigan. While both versions concern the handling of water resources and give attention to the crisis in Flint, there…

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  • BILL MENTIONS: Dodd-Frank Related Legislation

    As the U.S. economy recovers from the 2008 crisis, many wonder if the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act will be able to prevent future banking crises while still allowing investments to flourish. In response, several lawmakers have proposed legislation related to Dodd-Frank. A Brief History Following the Great Depression, the Glass-Steagall Act was enacted in 1933. The Glass-Steagall act banned…

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    BILL MENTIONS: State Sponsored Terrorism

    The House Foreign Affairs committee approved H.R. 5028, H.R. 5332, and H.R. 5484. H.R. 5208 North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Deisgination Act of 2016 is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2] that would designate the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. North Korea was removed…

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    BILL MENTIONS: Financial Choice Act

    *Updated on October 3* On September 13th, the House Financial Services Committee approved the Financial Choice Act (H.R. 5983), by a vote of 30 to 26 – largely along party lines. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R, TX-5], aims to promote economic growth by deregulating the financial sector and scaling back the Dodd-Frank Wall…

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