Weekly Legislative Report Mar 10, 2017

source: Capital Decisions Newsletter J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations/Budget Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations On Thursday, the House passed a conferenced version of the FY17 Defense Appropriations bill, which will now be sent to the Senate.  Given the shrinking legislative calendar and a host of items on Republicans’ agenda, such as repeal and replace of […]

Weekly Legislative Report Mar 3, 2017

source: Capital Decisions Newsletter J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations/Budget President Donald Trump will send his budget outline, or “skinny budget” to Congress on March 16.  The larger budget request will be sent to Congress in early May. That budget will propose a 10 percent increase in defense spending ($54 billion), taking defense up to […]

Weekly Legislative Report Feb 17, 2017

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations Senior GOP House appropriators have been directed by leadership to commence spending negotiations with their Senate counterparts over final government funding for the current fiscal year.  The tentative plan is to complete the 11 remaining appropriations bills for FY17 and attempt to pass them either individually or in small […]

Weekly Legislative Report Feb 10, 2017

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations/Budget Congress Republicans’ difficulties in coming up with legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could incite a chain reaction, delaying the FY18 budget resolution, appropriations and a tax overhaul. The reconciliation measure to partially repeal and replace ACA (PL 111-148, PL 111-152), which House committees are currently working […]

Weekly Legislative Report Feb 3, 2017

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations/Budget Senate Budget Committee members met this week to discuss the best ways to increase government revenue and reduce the deficit and the debt, following testimony from Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Keith Hall. Chairman Michael Enzi (R-WY) said, “we need to look beyond the annual appropriations process,” and suggested […]

Weekly Legislative Report Jan 27, 2017

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert   Appropriations/Budget On Thursday, Leader McConnell told reporters that the large amount of legislative business this year will likely leave little time to complete all twelve FY2018 spending bills needed to fund the government before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2017.  The Senate is already […]

Weekly Legislative Report Jan 13, 2017

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations House appropriators are looking at several options to wrap up the FY17 appropriations bills, including bringing the FY17 Defense bill to the floor soon after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, said that appropriators will immediately start work […]

Weekly Legislative Report Jan 6, 2017

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations Republicans start a new Congress burdened with last year’s unfinished spending business after punting Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations bills to April 28 with the continuing resolution passed in December.  Only one of the 12 FY17 spending bills — a measure funding military construction and veterans’ programs — was enacted […]

Impact Aid Program – Jan 2017 Webinars

The Impact Aid Program has a number of webinars coming up to help applicants prepare their FY 2018 applications. You must register for each webinar in advance using this link — https://educate.webex.com Click on Training Center, and Upcoming to see the webinar, then click Register. Times are shown as Eastern Standard Time, so adjust your […]