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ENS Federal Report – September 20, 2019

Congress Acts to Avert Fiscal Cliff; Appropriators Continue Work This week, Congress took steps to avoid the prospect of a government shutdown by passing a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through November 21, 2019.  The House passed the CR on a vote of 301-123.  The Senate will vote on the measure before

ENS Federal Report – September 13, 2019

Congress Returns to Work in a Sprint to December After a six-week hiatus from legislating, the House and Senate returned this week to pick-up the legislative pieces left unfinished from earlier this summer.  Top among priorities is final passage of fiscal year 2020 spending bills.  The House approved all twelve of its agency spending measures

ENS Federal Report – July 26, 2019

Budget Deal Prepped and Ready for Enactment as Congress Prepares for Summer Doldrums On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted, 284-149, to approve H.R. 3877, a $2.7 trillion budget package that accomplishes a series of policy priorities. Passage was notable due to the broad support from progressives, moderate Democrats and 65 Republicans.  Opposition to the

ENS Federal Report – July 19, 2019

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Deal Hinges on Policy Riders With the threat of a federal default on the debt service looming in early September, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of the Treasury Stephen Mnuchin continue to work toward a global spending and debt ceiling increase before Congress recesses for the summer.  According

ENS Federal Report – June 28, 2019

House Partakes In America’s Pastime Before Recess Before the House of Representatives left for the week-long July 4 recess, Members partook in the annual Congressional Baseball Game.  Each year Members take part in a lighthearted game of baseball at Nationals Stadium as Democrats and Republicans play each other for the winning title and all game