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The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES House Democrats will hold their leadership elections, with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., poised to become their new standard-bearer following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision not to continue her historic tenure … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Congress returns for its lame-duck session, with several uncalled House elections leaving the chamber’s majority in the 118th Congress uncertain. The Republican Party faces a reckoning this week, after … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Congressional leaders must find a path forward on legislation to extend government funding, which is set to expire Friday night. After this week, lawmakers are likely to depart Washington … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Congress is back from its summer recess to take up must-pass legislation before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, most importantly a continuing resolution to fund … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Capitol Hill is facing a legislative crunch as Democratic leaders race to pass key priorities before departing Washington for August. This week, lawmakers hope to pass a bipartisan bill … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Democratic leaders are planning to move forward with a reconciliation bill focused on drug pricing and Affordable Care Act subsidies, regrouping after negotiations on a broader bill stalled. The … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES President Joe Biden will travel to the Middle East, including a controversial visit to Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Congress is returning from its Independence Day … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Senate negotiators on gun control legislation hope to continue to surpass expectations and finalize a bill for votes in both chambers of Congress this week. Supreme Court watchers are … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Congress reportedly is on the verge of moving forward on significant bipartisan gun control legislation amid the current wave of violence across the United States. The House Select Committee … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Gun violence now dominates attention on Capitol Hill, amid a wave of shootings including the horrors in Uvalde, Texas, and in Buffalo. The House Select Committee to Investigate the … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES President Joe Biden is in Japan, the final stop on his first trip to Asia as president. Primary season is in full swing, with elections Tuesday in Alabama, Arkansas, … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES President Joe Biden will visit Buffalo Tuesday, after 10 people died in a supermarket shooting that local authorities have described as “straight up, a racially motivated hate crime.” Pennsylvania … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Washington and its NATO allies are on high alert after Russia struck a Ukrainian military base only a few miles from the Poland border. President Joe Biden will host … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES The White House is on high alert, believing that Russia may invade Ukraine as soon as Wednesday. The Senate is expected to take up and pass a short-term government … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Both chambers of Congress are in session, a change from the original Senate schedule as Democratic leaders force a confrontation over voting rights legislation and the filibuster. A bipartisan … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Congress aims to wrap up its work for the year, as both chambers seek to approve legislation raising the debt limit before recessing for Christmas. Democrats are still negotiating … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Having cleared a short-term funding patch to keep the government open, Congress now turns to the National Defense Authorization Act and the debt limit, possibly even legislatively pairing the … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

By: Adam J. Higgins Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session. HEADLINES Congress last week managed to keep the government open and reauthorize federal transportation programs for the near term, but little else was resolved, and this … 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 • 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

Mueller, 2020 Politics Undermine Efforts at Bipartisanship in 2019

Fresh-from-the-campaign idealism will collide with old-fashioned partisanship on Capitol Hill today as more than 100 first-time lawmakers are sworn in and the 116th Congress is gaveled into session. As if Republicans and Democrats needed more reasons to fuel the partisan standoff that has dominated Washington in recent years and led to the current 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 • 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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