Project Streamlining Rolls On with New White House Order The Office of Management and Budget, in coordination with the Council on Environmental Quality, issued a memorandum this week clarifying the implementation of an August 2017 Executive Order (E.O.) that seeks to expedite large infrastructure projects ranging from transportation to water treatment. These projects require federal reviews
The Third Time’s the Charm or an Emergency The House and Senate achieved what proved elusive over the past several months and reached a compromise spending bill to enable the six federal agencies without year-long spending authority to remain in business through September 30, 2019 when Fiscal Year 2020 officially begins. The President signed the
New Green Deal Introduced and Speaker Names Members to Select Committee on Climate Crisis Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took the first concrete legislative steps toward addressing climate needs on Thursday when she named Democrat Members to sit on the Select Committee on Climate Change. The committee will serve as a legislative think tank to consider
Federal Government Returns to Full Throttle Levels for Now With an agreement to reopen those federal agencies without fiscal budgets until February 15 and to permit a global agreement on border security funding, Congress is attempting to return to normalcy. A select congressional committee of seventeen leaders are working to fashion an agreement on border
Shutdown Continues with Far-Reaching Implications The almost month-long shutdown of twenty-five percent of the federal bureaucracy has reached the point that collateral damage is growing. The direct consequence of the shutdown, federal employees and contractors not being paid and agencies’ activities like permitting and processing applications halted in mid-stream, is now creating significant ripple effects.