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ENS Federal Report – June 29, 2018

Senate Moves First Tranche of Fiscal Year 2019 Spending Bills  Following action in the House, the Senate moved forward and approved a package of three spending bills (Energy and Water, Military Construction and Legislative Branch) on a vote of 86-5.  The “minibus” (H.R. 5895) provided a vehicle for the Senate to expedite passage of the

ENS Federal Report – June 22, 2018

White House Releases Governmental Reorganization for the 21st Century This week, the Office of Management and Budget released a proposal, entitled, Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century. It is an action plan to meet the president’s commitment to reorganize and shrink federal bureaucracy.  The overall driver behind the plan is a priority to better

ENS Federal Report – June 15, 2018

Senate Committee on Appropriations Advances FY2019 Spending Bills The Senate Committee on Appropriations continued to make good on its promise to move the twelve spending bills that will fund the federal government in fiscal year 2019 by July 4th when it reported out the FY2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Commerce, Justice, and Science, and

ENS Federal Report – June 8, 2018

House Overwhelmingly Approves Water Resources Development Act of 2018 The House made good on the first step in a promise to renew the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) (H.R.8) every two years when it voted 408-2 to approve the bill.  The bill’s attention to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) programs and projects reauthorization

ENS Federal Report – May 24, 2018

Like a Phoenix, Efforts to Address Water Infrastructure Take Tentative Steps Forward Congressional efforts to pass a comprehensive national infrastructure policy appear all but dead for this Congress.  However, the past week saw piecemeal efforts advance.  The Water Resources Development Act that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) projects and programs every two