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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of November 30, 2020

THE HOUSE After cancelling scheduled votes for early in the week, the House will formally be back in session on Wednesday this week with much to accomplish before the end of the year. Federal government funding is currently set to expire in just eleven days. Last week, it was widely reported that House Appropriations Committee […]

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Becker Spotlight: November 17, 2020

The incoming Biden Administration began to take shape today with a formal announcement of President-elect Joe Biden’s top White House advisers. Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) will be leaving a safely Democratic House seat to serve as a senior adviser to the President and Director of Public Engagement for the new administration. Jen O’Malley Dillion, who […]

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Post-2020 Election: Biden Transition and First Term

After a long week, most major media outlets are now reporting that Joe Biden has secured the votes needed to win the state of Pennsylvania, thus putting him over the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to win the election. Although Joe Biden is now widely accepted as the President-Elect as states continue the process of […]

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Becker’s Spotlight: The State of the House of Representatives Moving Forward

  The State of the House of Representatives Moving Forward Nearly a week after Election Day, Democrats across the country were celebrating as the major television networks declared Joe Biden the next President of the United States. That celebration, however, may be short-lived, as both parties prepare for two Senate elections in Georgia on January […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of October 26, 2020

The Elections That Will Determine Control of the Senate For the first time since 2014, control of what has been called the world’s greatest deliberative body – the United States Senate – feels truly up for grabs. The Senate of the current 116th Congress is comprised of 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats (though two are […]

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Becker’s Spotlight: Top 2020 House Races to Watch

  Top 2020 House Races to Watch After two years of unified Republican control of the White House and both chambers of Congress following the 2016 election, Democrats reclaimed a significant majority of the 435 voting seats in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. Republicans held an impressive 59-seat majority after the […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 29, 2020

The House The House formally returned to session today for the final legislative week before the November elections. There are a number of important hearings scheduled for this week: The Natural Resources Committee will hold both a markup and legislative hearing this week; The Oversight Committee is holding two days of hearings on prescription drug […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: House Passes Stopgap Measure to Avoid Shutdown

On Tuesday, the House passed a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 11 on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. It now awaits consideration in the Senate, where it is expected to pass in the next week before government funding runs out on October 1. Congress will attempt to finalize nearly $1.4 […]

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CALL’s COVID-19 Survey Results

During the Summer of 2020, CALL’s COVID-19 Survey was open for Floridians to share their experiences during the height of the pandemic.More than 1,000 association directors, managers and residents took the time to share what steps helped them keep their communities safe as well as the challenges they encountered along the way.

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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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