Weekly Legislative Report Feb 17, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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 […]

OASIS 2016 Presentations

OASIS 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE The conference was held Dec 7 – Dec 8, 2016 and below are links to presentation materials. Impact Aid Power Point Presentation -DEC-2016  (downloads as .ppt file) Impact Aid Program Oklahoma FY 2017 Application Section 7003 (downloads as PDF file)

Weekly Legislative Report Dec 9, 2016

J.R. Reskovac Sarah Strup Herbert Appropriations/ Budget Senators today will determine whether to pass a continuing resolution (CR) or force a temporary government shutdown. The House easily passed the continuing resolution (H.R. 2028) Thursday by a vote of 326-96.  The measure would extend current funding levels for most federal agencies through April 28.  The government […]