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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 19, 2022

The House The House is in this week and has yet to release text for a stopgap funding measure to keep the government running past September 30. However, it will take up 26 bills under expedited procedures, including the following: A bill reauthorizing the Peace Corps. A bill creating a Global Telecommunications Strategy commission within […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 12, 2022

The House All of D.C. is back in action this week with the House returning to session following its August and Labor Day recesses. House members have been scrambling to put together text for a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running through September 30 to avoid a shutdown. One issue that could derail […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 5, 2022

The Administration President Biden enters the month of September after signing key pieces of legislation last month, including the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as bills addressing funding for semiconductor chips and veterans’ toxic burn pits. This week, President Biden is holding a cabinet meeting at the White House with Vice President Harris attending. He […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of August 8, 2022

Build Back Better, Rebuilt This past weekend, Senate Democrats passed their long-awaited yet slimmed down version of President Biden’s Build Back Better climate and healthcare spending bill, largely paid for by increased corporate taxes and IRS enforcement. While the reconciliation bill is not final, the news represents a win for congressional Democrats who are back […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of August 1, 2022

The Senate The Senate will stay in Washington one more week before beginning its August recess to tackle a veterans healthcare bill, new NATO admissions, and a last-minute reconciliation deal. Last week, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) struck a surprise deal with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to announce a stripped-down reconciliation package calling for […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of July 25, 2022

The House  This week marks the House’s last full working week before its month-long August recess. The Chamber will aim to pass a number of bills in that time, including: A bill to create the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program and aid environmental justice communities. A bill authorizing grant programs supporting certain South Asian […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of July 18, 2022

The House The House returns this week to take up six FY23 appropriations bills, which have been dubbed the “minibus.” It includes the Agriculture, Energy and Water, Financial Services, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Transportation-HUD bills. These bills generally reflect the 14% non-defense increases sought by President Biden. However, they will likely need to be […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of July 11, 2022

The House The House returns from its two-week Independence Day recess, leaving it with only two full working weeks before its month-long August recess. Lawmakers are set to take up a number of bills this week, including those drafted in response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Such bills would codify the […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 20, 2022

The Administration President Biden is slowly reviving talks with congressional Democrats to advance his stalled Build Back Better agenda and rein in inflation. The package, which is rumored to be announced this week, could include measures that can pass a party-line vote in the 50-50 Senate such as insulin price controls, diverse energy investments, and […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 13, 2022

The House: The House has a busy week ahead with a number of hearings, markups, and floor votes scheduled. First, six of the 12 House appropriation subcommittees will mark up their respective annual funding bills. These subcommittees include Defense, Legislative Branch, Military Construction-VA, Agriculture-FDA, Homeland Security, and Financial Services. The chamber will also take up […]

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