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ENS Federal Report – May 18, 2018

House and Senate Appropriations Deliberations Continue This week, the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations continued to advance FY 2019 (FY19) agency spending bills out of committee and to their respective chambers before the July 4th recess with the goal of enacting a final FY19 budget by October 1.  Below are summaries of Committee efforts

ENS Federal Report – May 11, 2018

House Appropriators Begin Work on FY 2019 Spending Bills Even though Congress may not take final action on fiscal year 2019 appropriations until after the midterm elections, House appropriators are making a concerted effort to mark-up and report all twelve spending bills to the House floor by June.  This week, a handful of the House

ENS Federal Report – April 27, 2018

Budget Rescission In the Works Despite Lawmakers’ Misgivings The White House Office of Management and Budget continues to finalize a package of spending cuts that, in a worst-case scenario, would effectively eliminate the increased spending ($63 billion) for domestic programs that Congress and the White House agreed upon in March to seal a deal on

ENS Federal Report – April 13, 2018

Congress Returns to Work and the D.C. Political Vortex Swirls to New Levels Within days of returning from its Spring Recess, one of the most speculated re-election bids in Washington became known when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced his retirement from Congress at the end of the year.  The immediate question is

ENS Federal Report – March 23, 2018

Congress Avoids Government Shut-Down; Approves Budget Rebuffing Administration Austerity Priority Weeks of negotiations between the House and Senate budget leadership culminated in bipartisan passage of the fiscal year 2018 Omnibus Spending legislation, H.R. 1625.  The bill’s passage reversed an Administration effort to seek $54 billion in domestic spending cuts and instead approved $117 billion more