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ENS Federal Report – July 27, 2018

Chairman Shuster Reveals Draft Infrastructure Plan – Little Traction Expected This week, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released a discussion draft and bill “to further the national conversation about the current state of America’s infrastructure.”  The draft lacks the public support of Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR).  The discussion draft

ENS Federal Report – July 20, 2018

House Approves USEPA Spending Bill on almost Party Line Vote In an unusual vote, the House of Representatives generally voted along party lines to approve the second “minibus” spending bill H.R. 6147.  H.R. 6147 packages budgets for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and programs that fall within financial services and the

ENS Federal Report – July 13, 2018

Congress Continues to Push Forward On FY2019 Appropriations Before August Recess The House and Senate continued to advance efforts to pass a handful of FY2019 appropriations bills to meet the October 1 deadline.  The “minibus” spending bill H.R. 5895, that would fund the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Department

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