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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 14, 2020

THE HOUSE The House formally returns to session on Monday with a series of votes on a number of non-controversial bills in the evening. The pressure on House Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is increasing as negotiations on another coronavirus relief bill have stalled. Democratic Leadership has thus far been steadfast in their calls for […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of August 3, 2020

Following a weekend of discussions, the four main players in the latest round of coronavirus relief negotiations – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin – met again this afternoon in the Capitol. Despite meeting for two hours, it […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of July 20, 2020

THE HOUSE The House is back in session today following a two-week absence. While the House is currently only scheduled to be in session for the next two weeks, Members are being advised that the start of August recess may be delayed by a week as the House has a number of important measures to […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of March 16, 2020

THE HOUSE The House is in recess this week. Before adjourning for recess late Friday night, the House took legislative action to combat the spread and negative impact of the Coronavirus with the passage of HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Below are some of the bill’s key provisions: $250 million for HHS […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of March 9, 2020

THE HOUSE The House returned to session on Monday. This week, the House is expected to vote on repealing President Trump’s travel ban in a way that limits Republican attempts to use a procedural tactic to significantly alter or delay legislation on the House floor. This could signal the beginning of the end for the […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of March 2, 2020

THE HOUSE The House returns to session Monday evening. Following confirmed reports of the first U.S. death related to the coronavirus, the House is expected to vote this week on an emergency funding measure to provide $7 billion in funds to combat the disease. In addition to those focusing on the coronavirus, the House is […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of February 25, 2020

THE HOUSE The House is officially back in session this evening. However, all recorded votes will be delayed until Wednesday at the earliest as many members are in South Carolina this evening for the Democratic debate. Once the majority of House members are back in Washington, there are a number of critical committee hearings this […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of February 10, 2020

THE HOUSE The House is back in session this evening. Following the release of House Democrats’ infrastructure plan last week, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) is expressing cautious optimism of reaching a principle agreement on the proposal with the Trump Administration following a conversation with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin last week. Chairman […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of February 4, 2020

THE HOUSE The House returned to session Tuesday evening. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) is expected to hold a news conference rolling out a legislative agenda aimed at supporting military families. Democratic Leaders in both the House and Senate will hold a news conference with healthcare patients ahead of the State of the Union address to […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of January 28, 2020

THE HOUSE The House returned to session Monday evening. House Democrats are expected to release their infrastructure plans, which will likely include stated priorities of the Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce Committees, this week. There are also a number of important hearings in the House this week, including: Ways and […]

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