Weekly Legislative Report Dec 2, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations/ Budget Wednesday, House and Senate Republicans said that a continuing resolution (CR) will most likely be extended to April 2017 or longer due to the Senate’s crowded schedule that will be full with confirmations of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet.  Senators are reportedly seeking a CR from the House that […]

Weekly Legislative Report Nov 18, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations/ Budget On Thursday, House Republicans announced that they will begin work on a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through March 31, 2017, a strategy requested by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.  Senators from both parties raised strong objections, though none went so far as to threaten to […]

Weekly Legislative Report Oct 28, 2016

Recess and Election Update October 28, 2016 J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Congressional Leadership Election House conservatives are reportedly undecided on who they will vote for as Speaker of the House should the GOP keep the majority.  Nine House Republicans rejected current Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the special election to replace Speaker John Boehner […]

Impact Aid Regulations Webinar – Slides and Logistics

One of our members attended an online meeting regarding updates to the Impact Aid Program’s regulations.   Here are some documents from the meeting that may be useful. for-all-7003-grantees-222-35-comparison-parent-pupil-survey-forms-09-23-2016 for-indian-lands-222-91-comparisonipps-09-23-2016 for-indian-lands-new-222-94-09-23-2016 for-indian-lands-old-222-94-09-23-2016 slides-impact-aid-regulations-10-04-2016

Weekly Legislative Report Sept 30, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Appropriations/ Budget After nearly a month of ongoing negotiations, both the House (342-85) and Senate (72-26) on Wednesday passed a continuing resolution (CR) funding the government through December 9. President Obama signed the CR into law on Thursday as lawmakers left town to campaign ahead of the November elections. As previously […]

Weekly Legislative Report Sept 23, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Appropriations/ Budget Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has scheduled a vote on a continuing resolution (click here for CR and CR Sections) without legislative riders to keep the government operating beyond the end of the month. Democrats oppose the bill due to the exclusion of emergency funding to rebuild water infrastructure in […]

Weekly Legislative Report Sept 16, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Appropriations/ Budget Talks continued this week on a continuing resolution (CR) extending spending until December 9 at FY16 levels and including emergency aid to fight Zika, as well as the FY17 Military Construction-VA spending bill.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has teed up a procedural vote on the legislative vehicle […]

Weekly Legislative Report July 15, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Appropriations/ Budget To date both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have approved all twelve of their FY17 spending bills.  The Senate has passed three and the House six of the FY17 bills so far.  The Senate on Thursday rejected a second attempt to move toward a vote on the Military […]

Weekly Legislative Report July 8, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Appropriations/ Budget Senate Democrats are beginning to revolt against FY17 spending bills they say violate last year’s bipartisan budget deal and are threatening to drop their support for further work on FY17 spending bills. They say the budget deal called for roughly equal levels of defense and domestic discretionary spending and […]

Weekly Legislative Report July 1, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Appropriations/ Budget The Senate Appropriations Committee this week completed work on all 12 of their FY17 spending bills with the approval of their FY17 State-Foreign Operations bill.  The vote marked the earliest the panel has completed its work since 1988.  The House was not in session this week, but could consider […]