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ENS Federal Report – July 31, 2020

Senate Republicans Release Coronavirus Relief Package HEALS Act to Counter House HEROES Act This week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the HEALS Act (HEALS), a $1 trillion assistance package counteroffer to the House-passed $3 trillion HEROES Act. Since its release, the Senate Republican package has received little fanfare. Senate Democrats immediately panned the

ENS Federal Report – July 24, 2020

HEROES Act and CARES 2.0 Set the Table for Negotiations Despite a delay in the formal unveiling of the Senate Republican coronavirus relief package this week, the parameters of the congressional debate over the next package are coming into focus. The Senate approach targets liability waivers, employer tax credits, funding for school reopening, healthcare and

ENS Federal Report – July 17, 2020

House and Senate Return To Washington for Two-Weeks of Whirlwind Activities The House and Senate will return to Washington next week to address must-do legislation before recessing for August. On the docket are the two key issues:` fiscal year 2021 spending bills and the much-delayed fourth COVID-19 package of economic assistance. In addition, prospects appear

ENS Federal Report – July 10, 2020

House Appropriators Advance Fiscal Year 2021 Spending Bills The House Committee on Appropriations made quick work this week and passed a number of fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills.  Along a party-line vote, the committee reported out the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, sending the bill to the House for floor debate and

ENS Federal Report – July 3, 2020

Moving Forward Act Passes House The House infrastructure bill, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), was approved 288-133 after almost two days of floor debate. The $1.5 trillion package would fund the nation’s public works needs ranging from roads to water to ports. The bill also establishes a number of new provisions to address water