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ENS Federal Report – January 12, 2018

Department of the Interior Moving Westward? Press reports this week indicate that the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke plans to reorganize DOI and move many of the DOI Bureaus into the West.  Since the formal plan has yet to be released, the scope of the Department’s plan is still unclear.  Regardless of

ENS Federal Report – December 22, 2017

Mark the Calendar: State of the Union Address Slated for January On the heels of enactment of the tax bill, H.R. 1, President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on January 30. The address will be closely watched to determine the focus for the Administration as the congressional election cycle

ENS Federal Report – December 15, 2017

Tax Bill Passage In The Near Future On Friday, members of the House-Senate conference committee signed off on an agreement on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, setting it up for votes in the House and Senate next week prior to the holiday recess. The agreement was approved without Democrat support. The official

ENS Federal Report – December 8, 2017

Short-Term Spending Agreement Sets Outline for Upcoming Spending Debate Congressional and Administration budget leaders reached a temporary truce over spending decisions when Congress approved a two-week stopgap spending bill, leaving the tough decisions to December 22 when the agreement expires. The relative ease of passage masked the substantial challenges facing Congress in the next fourteen

ENS Federal Report – November 17, 2017

Tax Bill Moves Through House; Senate Unveils Its Version Generating Bipartisan Concerns On November 16, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) along a mostly party-line vote of 227 to 205.  The expected outcome punts the bill over to the Senate where passage of a Senate bill is not guaranteed because