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ENS Federal Report – February 14, 2020

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

ENS Federal Report – January 31, 2020

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

ENS Federal Report – January 23, 2020

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

ENS Federal Report – January 10, 2020

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.

ENS Federal Report – December 20, 2019

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