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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 • 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

Divided Country Votes for Divided Congress

Democrats capitalized on President Donald Trump’s unpopularity in suburban districts to capture the House majority, but the president helped turn out Republican voters in states he won two years ago to add to the GOP’s Senate majority. Democrats needed to win a net of 23 House seats to gain control, and as of early Wednesday, … 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

Trump: I Won’t Shut Down the Government (Yet)

The House on Wednesday gave final congressional approval to a fiscal 2019 spending bill covering 70 percent of the government’s discretionary operations, and President Donald Trump said he would sign it into law – temporarily avoiding a partisan fight that could lead to a government shutdown. The sweeping spending package includes full-year funding for the … Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

This week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update” includes the latest on a pending Senate vote on opioid legislation as Congress races to enact a response to the crisis before the November election; the Senate votes to expand Sunshine Act disclosure requirements; and a key House Republican backs requiring drug manufacturers to include prices in their ads; … 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
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