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July 18, 2017

Shanahan Confirmation Expected Today

The Senate is expected to confirm Pat Shanahan as deputy Defense secretary this afternoon following a vote on cloture yesterday.

July 17, 2017

This week in Congress, July 17-21

Here is a selection of committee meetings taking place on the Hill this week. TUESDAY, JULY 18 Senate Appropriations ENERGY-WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS July 18, 2:30 p.m., 192 Dirksen Bldg. Subcommittee Markup House Science, Space & Technology NASA PLANETARY FLAGSHIP MISSIONS July 18, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Subcommittee Hearing WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 House Natural Resources…

July 11, 2017

Senate Postpones August Recess

Today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the August recess will begin two weeks later than originally scheduled. Whereas the Senate calendar had recess beginning on Monday, July 31, the summer recess period will now begin on Monday, August 14th. The delay will allow the Senate Republicans extra time to work on their efforts to…

July 10, 2017

This week in Congress, July 10-14

Here is a selection of committee meetings taking place on the Hill this week. TUESDAY, JULY 11 TRANSPORTATION-HUD APPROPRIATIONS July 11, 7 p.m., 2358-A Rayburn Bldg. Subcommittee Markup WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 House Appropriations ENERGY-WATER/AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS July 12, 10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn Bldg. Full Committee Markup House Energy & Commerce OPIOID CRISIS IN THE STATES July…

June 30, 2017

What we’re reading, June 26-30

Here is a selection of articles the Office of Federal Relations has read this week. Smartphones & Medical Research –  When smartphones first began collecting health data such as users’ heart rates and number of steps walked, doctors were dubious about the medical value of information gathered by a p hone.Three years later, doctors have changed…

June 26, 2017

This week in Congress, June 26-30

Here is a selection of committee meetings taking place this week. U.S. SENATE TUESDAY, JUNE 27 Senate Appropriations EPA BUDGET June 27, 9:30 a.m., 124 Dirksen Bldg. Subcommittee Hearing Senate Armed Services DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT June 27, 9:30 a.m., 232-A Russell Bldg. Subcommittee Markup THURSDAY, JUNE 29 Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry FARM BILL/CONSERVATION AND…

June 12, 2017

Ninth Circuit Rules Against Revised Travel Ban

In a decision issued today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Trump Administration in its appeal of a decision issued by a federal judge in Hawaii earlier this year that blocked the revised travel ban. The Fourth Circuit also ruled against the Administration on the ban. The initial travel ban was also blocked…

This week in Congress, June 12-16

Here is a selection of committee activities taking place on the Hill this week. TUESDAY, JUNE 13 Senate Appropriations TRANSPORTATION BUDGET June 13, 2:30 p.m., 138 Dirksen Bldg. Subcommittee Hearing Senate Budget BUDGET REQUEST AND REVENUE PROPOSALS June 13, 10 a.m., 608 Dirksen Bldg. Full Committee Hearing House Rules REDUCING HEALTHCARE LIABILITY BURDEN June 13,…

June 8, 2017

It’s Comey day in the Senate Intelligence Committee

All eyes are on the US Senate this morning as former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Trump, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and Russian collusion with the Trump Campaign. Comey’s written testimony can be viewed here, or you may watch the…

June 7, 2017

Trump Nominates Christopher Wray for FBI Director

This morning President Trump tweeted that he intends to nominate Christopher Wray to replace James Comey as FBI director. Wray served in the George W. Bush administration as assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division. More recently and in the private sector, Wray represented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the “bridgegate” scandal.

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