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ENS Federal Report – September 21, 2018

Senate Passes Second FY 2019 Minibus The Senate continued to make progress, advancing fiscal year 2019 spending bills before the October 1 deadline.  The Senate overwhelmingly passed, 93-7, the second minibus (H.R. 6157).  The bill would fund programs at the Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Labor and Health and Human Services.  A

ENS Federal Report – September 14, 2018

House Approves Water Resources Bill, Senate Action Imminent In a major accomplishment, the House this week approved, on a voice vote, the 2018 Water Resources Development Act, referred to as America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021).  This means that the Senate is now poised to vote on final approval next week and then send it

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