Infrastructure Week Followed by Collapse of Discussions as House Prepares to Move Spending Bills On the heels of last week’s annual Infrastructure Week lalapolooza, Wednesday’s meeting between President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Democratic Leader Schumer cratered after three minutes when the political maelstrom of no collusion, no obstruction took center stage. The collapse was
House Appropriators Advance Energy and Water FY2020 Bills This week, the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies approved their respective FY 2020 spending bills, by voice vote. Full committee action on the Energy and Water Development bill is scheduled for March 21.
House Appropriations Committee Approves Budget Top-Line Numbers This week, the House Committee on Appropriations approved fiscal year 2020 budget topline numbers for the twelve appropriations bills. The numbers were approved 30-22. It is the desire of Democrat Party leadership to have the twelve FY2020 appropriations bills on the House floor by June. The committee has
Infrastructure Rises Like a Phoenix What seems to have become an annual spring rite, the rebuilding of America’s public works rose again this week when the president met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). In the meeting, an agreement to commit $2 trillion dollars to rebuild
Senate Appropriations Committee Reviews FY2020 EPA Budget Request This week, the Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development reviewed the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) opened the hearing noting the critical role USACE