About ENS

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far ENS has created 79 blog entries.

ENS Federal Report – April 3, 2020

Congress Starts Process on Developing Fourth Stimulus Package On April 1, the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a press conference to announce House Democrats’ plan to draft a fourth COVID-19 assistance package. The Speaker stressed the need to not only address the immediate public health and economic needs exposed by this crisis,

ENS Federal Report – March 13, 2020

President Declares National Emergency and White House Outlines Situation Earlier today the President declared a National Emergency that allows the Stafford Disaster Act to be invoked, unleashing $50 billion in aid and allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take necessary actions in support of state and local needs associated with the Covid-19 situation. The

ENS Federal Report – March 6, 2020

Congress Moves on Covid-19 Needs Signaling the New Normal; April Might Indeed Be the Cruelest Month This week, after limited debate, the Senate and House made fast work of an emergency spending bill, sending a funding package to address Covid-19 to the president that he signed into law.  The $8.3 billion spending focuses on supporting

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