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The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The House will vote to hold in contempt Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and will also vote on raising the federal minimum wage. • Senators will vote on four bilateral tax treaties, and continue votes … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

HEADLINES • The House and Senate return from their weeklong July 4 recess, continuing negotiations to raise budget caps and the debt limit. • The White House has planned a social media summit to discuss challenges and opportunities in the online environment. • Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will testify regarding monetary policy before House and … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session. HEADLINES •  Both chambers of Congress are planning to take up spending bills to address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. •  President Donald Trump will sign an order on healthcare costs, then late this week will travel to Japan for … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The House will continue working on appropriations bills, while the Senate continues voting on President Donald Trump’s nominees and begins consideration of the annual defense policy legislation. • Both chambers may address the migrant emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The House plans to vote on a contempt resolution against Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn for failing to reply to subpoenas. • President Donald Trump will visit a renewable energy plant in Iowa … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Trump is headed to Europe, where he will meet with Queen Elizabeth II, outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron. • The House plans to take up a disaster relief package after Republican members … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Donald Trump will meet with Democratic congressional leaders to discuss infrastructure. • The Senate plans to take up a disaster relief package and continue processing judicial nominees. • The House will take up bipartisan legislation to promote retirement … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The House will take up a legislative package aiming to shore up the Affordable Care Act and address prescription drug costs. • President Donald Trump will host Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the White House. • Secretary of … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is scheduled to visit Washington, but President Donald Trump’s Twitter threats to raise tariffs on Chinese imports could disrupt not only the meeting but also the markets today. • Trump will award the Presidential … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Congress returns this week from a two-week recess, with the House continuing to showcase Democrats’ legislative priorities and the Senate processing Trump administration nominees under new accelerated rules. • President Donald Trump will meet with Democratic congressional leaders Tuesday … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Prescription drug costs will be back in the spotlight as the Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing focused on pharmacy benefit managers, and the House Ways and Means Committee takes up bipartisan legislation addressing drug prices. • House Democrats … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

HEADLINES • BakerHostetler on Tuesday will host our 30th Annual Legislative Seminar, with members of the House and Senate from both sides of the aisle discussing the current policy and political environment. • NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday will address a joint meeting of Congress. • Congress is caught up in partisan sniping over … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES •  Washington is consumed with reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the Justice Department, as President Donald Trump claims exoneration and Democrats demand release of Mueller’s full report. •  The House will vote whether to override … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES •  The Trump administration will release its fiscal year 2020 budget request, a largely symbolic document that demonstrates the president’s policy priorities but won’t be enacted by Congress. •  The Senate is likely to approve a House-passed resolution … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The House will take up H.R. 1, a broad measure addressing voting rights, campaign finance and government ethics laws. • Michael Cohen, the former attorney for President Donald Trump, continues his behind-closed-doors testimony at the House Intelligence … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Donald Trump will travel to Vietnam for his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. • Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, will testify before three different congressional committees this week. • Pharmaceutical executives will … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Negotiations over border security legislation have stalled, casting doubt on government funding beyond this week. • Both the House and Senate floor agendas are fluid, as lawmakers previously expected votes on a funding bill. • The United … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Delayed because of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday. • Congressional negotiators continue to discuss border security legislation as they seek to avert another government shutdown. … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Furloughed federal employees are returning to work for at least three weeks after President Trump signed a short-term funding bill to allow lawmakers time to negotiate on an immigration and border security package. • A Chinese delegation … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Congress is in session this week after both chambers canceled their scheduled recess week amid the ongoing partial government shutdown, now more than a full month in length. • Both chambers are focused on political messaging bills: … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The week begins with federal offices closed after a weekend snowstorm blanketed the Washington area with nearly a foot of snow; meanwhile, the partial government shutdown is now the longest in the nation’s history. • The House … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The 116th Congress convenes for its first full week of session, with no end in sight to a standoff over border wall funding that has shut down about one-quarter of the government since before Christmas. • House … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Congress and President Donald Trump have until Friday night to end a standoff over his demands for border wall funding before a partial government shutdown, with no resolution in sight. • The Senate is preparing to consider … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Donald Trump on Tuesday will meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to discuss funding for a wall along the Mexican border and try to avert a partial government … Continue Reading
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