Administration Releases FY2021 Budget Request This week, the White House released its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The request outlines the Administration’s spending priorities for the upcoming FY2021 that begins on October 1, 2020. Traditionally, Congress acknowledges budget requests, but ultimately determines spending levels, independent of the budget request. The $4.8 trillion budget
House Democrats Unveil Five Year Infrastructure Plan This week, House Democrats unveiled an outline of a five-year infrastructure assistance package. The proposal would invest $760 billion to address the nation’s most pressing infrastructure needs, spanning from transit, highways, rail, airport, and water resources. It is an aspirational plan that represents how Democrats would address national
House Subcommittee Announces Water Access Legislation On January 28, the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (WOW) will convene a hearing into legislation to address water security, water conveyance needs, and the delivery of drinking water supplies to disadvantaged communities. The WOW Subcommittee will review Representative T.J. Cox’s (D-CA), Move
House Passes PFAS Legislation Today, the House overwhelmingly passed the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535) 247 to 159. Two dozen Republicans joined all Democrats in voting for the bill. The bill now goes to the Senate. Senate adoption is considered remote, but pieces of H.R. 535 could become part of a Senate bill.
First Session of Congress Ends in Swirling Vortex of Activities and Historic Votes The First Session of the 116th Congress ended Friday, capped by a series of legislative votes. The House voted along almost party-lines to approve two Articles of Impeachment. Only Democrats Colin Peterson (D-MN) and Jared Golden (D-ME) voted against the Articles. Golden