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ENS Federal Report – January 11, 2019

Twenty-One Days and Counting – No Wall, No Deal It is now twenty-one days into the partial government shutdown over President Trump’s demand that Congress appropriate $5.7 billion for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and negotiations to resolve the shutdown have shown little to no progress.  As of this Saturday, the

ENS Federal Report – January 4, 2019

Congress Convenes with Focus on Reopening Federal Agencies The 116th Congress convened January 3 and voted to elect Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the House.  This action formalized her return to the Constitutional Office.  Pelosi’s election marks the first time since 1955 that a Member who previously served as Speaker returned to the

ENS Federal Report – December 21, 2018

Budget Deadline Looming As of late Friday, the Senate was in the midst of voting on a second Continuing Resolution (CR) after the House refused to act on the CR that the Senate approved by voice vote earlier this week, a six-weeks long “clean” CR (H.R. 695), because it did not include funding of the

ENS Federal Report – December 14, 2018

FY 2019 Budget Talks, One Week To Go With one week before Congress hits the December 21 deadline to pass a fiscal year 2019 budget, congressional leadership and Administration officials have yet to identify a path forward to avoid a limited governmental shutdown. The meeting between the president and House Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

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