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ENS Federal Report – March 16, 2018

Shutdown Fears Downplayed, But the Clock is Ticking Down to Hours to Strike a Funding Deal On March 23, the federal government faces the prospect of a third shutdown as Congress struggles to fashion a final compromise on the Fiscal Year 2018 spending bill to fund governmental programs through September 30, 2018.  Another governmental shutdown

ENS Federal Report – March 9, 2018

Omnibus Spending Package Negotiators Working to Reach Finish Line Disagreement over several contentious policy riders has complicated the path to completing a $1.3 trillion fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill.  The standoff has raised a red flag over the prospect of completing action on the must do spending bill by March 23, when the current

ENS Federal Report – February 16, 2018

White House Unveils Infrastructure Proposal This week, the White House released a 10-year, $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal that seeks to dramatically shift the way in which the nation funds its long-term infrastructure needs.  The proposed budget was a drafted before the agreement to raise spending caps was enacted.  Therefore, the proposed budget fails to account

ENS Federal Report – February 8, 2018 (Updated)

Budget Agreement Approved Early Friday Morning At 5:30 a.m. on February 9th, the House voted 240-186 to fund the government through March 23, lift spending caps and provide for a two-year federal budget.  The Senate had earlier passed the measure on a 71-28 vote.  President Donald Trump signed the legislation into law this morning. Congress

ENS Federal Report – February 2, 2018

Congress To Pass Fifth Stopgap Spending Bill The stopgap spending bill Congress passed last month is set to expire February 8.  Congress hoped to strike a final spending agreement before February 8, but it is now expected to pass a fifth stopgap bill to keep the government open, providing congressional leaders another six weeks to