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Washington Weekly: Week of November 28, 2022

117th Congress’ Final Weeks: The House and Senate return to DC this week after the Thanksgiving Recess for its final stretch of the 2022 working period. Lawmakers still need to clear must-pass pieces of legislation during that time such as a government funding bill and a national defense authorization, but the impending transfer of power […]

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Washington Weekly: Week of November 21, 2022

Meet the 118th Congress The following provides an overview of the 118th Congress beginning January 2023, including expected leadership structures of House and Senate committees. House Republicans will take control of the Chamber and committees next year, making Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) the next likely Speaker of the House with Rep. Steven Scalise (R-LA) as […]

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Additional Opportunity to Extend Certain Permits due to Hurricane Nicole

Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes (2022), provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once a state of emergency is issued by the Governor for the length of time the state of emergency is in effect, plus an additional six months. A written request for such an extension must be submitted to […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of November 14, 2022

Congress’ Lame Duck Session Begins Lawmakers return to Washington this week for the first time in over a month following the midterm elections where Democrats held their Senate majority. While votes are still being counted and a Georgia Senate runoff is set for December 6th, Congress still has a slammed agenda to grapple with this […]

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Becker Spotlight: Congress’ Post-Midterm To-Do List

Lawmakers return from their midterm election recess on November 14th, at which time they’ll need to pass an omnibus government funding package and the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). They will also likely take up votes on extensions of tax benefits, same-sex marriage, and amendments to the Electoral Count Act. Congress already passed a […]

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2022 Legislative Guide Now Available Online

The Florida Special Session produced the most sweeping legislation affecting condominium and cooperative associations in decades. SB-4D, known colloquially as the Condo Safety bill, became law on May 26, 2022. This law requires periodic engineering inspections and a new structural integrity reserve study for buildings three stories or higher. While SB-4D naturally has garnered the […]

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Opportunity To Extend Certain Permits Due to Hurricane Ian

Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes (2022), provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once a state of emergency is issued by the Governor for the length of time the state of emergency is in effect, plus an additional six months. A written request for such an extension must be submitted to […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 26, 2022

The Senate Senators return to DC tomorrow to take the lead on passing a stopgap funding bill to avoid a government shutdown this Friday. Lawmakers will hold a procedural vote Tuesday to launch the vehicle containing the continuing resolution (CR) which will last through mid-December and is expected to include $12 billion in aid for […]

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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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