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ENS Federal Report – June 23, 2017

­­ Federal Agencies Move Forward to Shrink Federal Workforce This week, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke defended the department’s $11.7 billion Fiscal Year 2018   when he appeared before House and Senate committees.  In the course of the hearings, committee members expressed skepticism over the budget’s funding of staff suggesting that the 4,000 staff position

ENS Federal Report – June 16, 2017

FY 2018 Program Spending Priorities Taking Shape With less than forty legislative days remaining this year for Congress to complete action on spending bills, the shape of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget is coming into focus.  Over the past week, department and agency heads trekked up to Capitol Hill to face members of the House

ENS Federal Report – June 9, 2017

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Strategy Emerges With little more than three months to finalize a Fiscal Year 2018 budget, House and Senate spending committees have begun the process of developing the twelve spending bills with the hope of passing bills by September 30 to avoid a governmental shutdown.  This appears to be an aspirational goal

ENS Federal Report – May 26, 2017

President Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget On May 23, President Trump transmitted to Congress his first budget, presenting his proposals for Fiscal Year 2018 and the next 10 years. This budget, the Administration's first comprehensive statement on federal priorities establishes an unprecedented request to slash federal spending, proposing to cut $4 trillion over the next

ENS Federal Report – May 19, 2017

FY 2018 Appropriations Process Kicks Off On Tuesday, May 23, the White House intends to transmit the much-anticipated fiscal year 2018 budget request.  The budget is expected to track the “skinny budget” that the White House released in March identifying the priority to reduce domestic spending by hundreds of billions of dollars to balance the