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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of July 16, 2019

THE HOUSE The House is back in session as of Monday evening with much to accomplish before the August recess. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said discussions on a debt ceiling agreement with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will continue this week. Some notable bills are under consideration this week including a resolution recommending that Attorney General […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of July 9, 2019

THE HOUSE The House returns from the July 4th holiday recess Tuesday evening. Among the bills expected to be considered by the House this week is HR 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020, a major funding hurdle Congress must clear. There are also a number of notable hearings taking place in the House […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for June 2019

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. June’s issue includes articles from David Ramsey and Matthew Meyers. Becker’s own Attorney Martin Cabalar, Shareholder David Ramsey, and Shareholder Arnold Calabrese recently took part in leading a CAMICB course and Attorney Karl T. Meth and other CAI-NJ […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 24, 2019

THE HOUSE The House will continue consideration of H.R. 3055, a five-bill package encompassing appropriations spending for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Interior, Veteran’s Affairs, Transportation and HUD, among others, for FY-20. The House is also considering H.R. 3351, the FY-20 Financial Services spending bill and H.R. 2722 which discusses elections security. House Democrats […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 17, 2019

THE HOUSE The House will continue working on H.R. 2740 encompassing the appropriations bills for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development.   The House is also planning to take up a separate minibus package H.R. 3055 covering the Interior Department, EPA, and other environmental agencies.  This […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 10, 2019

THE HOUSE The House returns this week with a focus on oversight and appropriations. On Monday afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes” featuring John Dean, former White House Counsel to Richard Nixon, and other prosecutors. The House is also expected to […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: June 3, 2019

THE HOUSE The House returns for a short week starting Monday and ending Wednesday as lawmakers begin their push to pass important legislation before the August recess. The first order of business in the House will be passing HR 2157, the long awaited disaster aid bill that will provide $19.2 billion in funding for the […]

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Becker’s Spotlight: Consumers First Act

  Consumers First Act On Wednesday, the House passed HR 1500, the Consumers First Act, by a 231-191 vote strictly along party lines. The bill is House Democrats most significant effort to date aimed at reversing or mitigating the impact of the substantial changes made by the Trump Administration to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: May 20, 2019

  THE HOUSE House Democrats’ oversight efforts continue this week with a number of significant actions expected in addition to votes on other notable legislation. The House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote this week on the public release of transcripts from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen as well as possible “enforcement action” against Attorney […]

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Becker’s Spotlight: U.S.- China Trade Dispute

Becker’s Spotlight offers a weekly in-depth analysis of an issue driving the discussion in Washington. This week in the spotlight: dispute over U.S.-China Trade continues, Chinese trade practices are under scrutiny, and the consequences of tariffs could be widespread. Learn what the impact of these issues means for the U.S.

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