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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

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Congress continues its lame-duck session after last week’s Thanksgiving recess and with only eight legislative days ahead before funding for nearly 40 percent of the government expires. • House lawmakers are focused on organizational matters for the … 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 returns for its lame-duck session as Democrats look toward taking control of the House agenda in January. Democrats won a net gain of nearly 40 seats in last week’s midterm election, though the size of their … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • After the partisan fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate this week will take up a water infrastructure bill and then consider nominees to Executive Branch agencies. • President Donald Trump on Tuesday has lunch … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the federal policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • All eyes remain on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, as the FBI proceeds with its one-week investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. • The Senate begins the week by taking up a long-term Federal … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the federal policy team’s weekly preview, published each week that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when both were in high school, is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh will testify after her and deny … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the federal policy team’s weekly preview, published each week that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The House will continue working through appropriations bills and also plans to take up legislation to reform the Affordable Care Act (ACA). • The Senate plans to clear broad legislation addressing opioid abuse, and the debate over … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begins his hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee. • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey faces lawmakers in both chambers. • Congressional primaries Tuesday in Massachusetts and Thursday in Delaware.… Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each Monday when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Donald Trump will visit Florida and Pennsylvania to hold rallies in support of Republican Senate candidates. • The Senate will continue consideration of Trump administration nominations and also has a wide-ranging legislative agenda this week. • … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each Monday when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Donald Trump has two Midwest trips scheduled this week, while he continues to face bipartisan criticism on his performance last week in Europe. • The House plans a health policy theme week, including votes to repeal … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the federal policy team’s weekly preview, published each Monday that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Donald Trump today returns from Europe after high-profile meetings with NATO leaders, British government officials and royalty, and Russian president Vladimir Putin. • Trump will be in Washington this week and plans to sign an executive … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each Monday that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Trump at 9 p.m. Monday is scheduled to announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. • Tuesday, Trump leaves for Europe for high-profile meetings with NATO leaders, followed by a visit to the … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each Monday that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Donald Trump on Wednesday will hold a rally in Duluth, Minnesota. • The House plans again to take up several bills aimed at addressing the opioid crisis, and merge them into one; votes are also likely … Continue Reading
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