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ENS Federal Report – November 30, 2018

House Democrats Vote on Leadership Positions; Pelosi One Vote Closer to Speakership This week, House Democrats elected their party leadership for the 116th Congress.  Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who ran unopposed, won her bid to be the next Speaker of the House, 203-32.  Pelosi’s win is the first of two votes she must secure to

ENS Federal Report – November 16, 2018

Congress Prepares for Lame Duck Session and Leadership Decisions Begin Congress returned to work this week for five days before leaving for Thanksgiving.  The Lame Duck Session will begin in earnest on November 26.  The past week saw most of the attention on the House Republican Leadership races and the arrival of Representatives-Elect to begin

ENS Federal Report – October 19, 2018

USEPA Regulatory Agenda – Key Water Resources Initiatives This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released an update about the Agency’s regulatory plan.  The document describes the regulatory and deregulatory issues the Agency expects to pursue.  Below is a summary of the Agency’s regulatory efforts for key water resources initiatives as described in the

ENS Federal Report – October 12, 2018

America’s Water Infrastructure Act Headed to President’s Desk The Senate this past Tuesday passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021) 99-1, after months of questions on whether it could vote before the mid-term elections.  Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) was the lone Senator voting against the bill.  S. 3021 addresses water resources activities at

ENS Federal Report – September 28, 2018

Final Outcome for Remaining Spending Agreements Left for Lame Duck The President signed the second minibus, H.R. 6157, into law today after the House passed the bill on a vote of 361-61 on Wednesday.  The minibus contains funding for defense and health-related agencies and a stopgap spending bill for the remaining agencies that have not