Federal Relations


January 16, 2019

House Democrats Announce Appropriations Subcommittee Membership

Today the House Democrats announced subcommittee membership for the House Appropriations Committee. Of note, Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will serve on the Defense, Energy-Water, and Interior-Environment subcommittees. The full list is below. Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Sanford Bishop Jr. (GA) – Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT) Chellie Pingree (ME) Mark…

June 6, 2018

Trump to Announce Sweeping Reorg of Federal Gov’t

Today Politco is reporting that “The Trump administration is preparing to release a sweeping plan for reorganizing the federal government that includes a major consolidation of welfare programs — and a renaming of the Health and Human Services Department. The report, set to be released in the coming weeks by the White House OMB, seeks…

May 21, 2018

This Week in Congress, May 21-25

Here is a selection of committee meetings taking place on the hill this week. U.S. House of Representatives HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS Full Committee Markup Interior and Environment Appropriations May 22, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn Bldg. HOUSE EDUCATION & THE WORKFORCE Full Committee Hearing Education Department Policies/Priorities May 22, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Bldg. HOUSE RULES Full…

May 16, 2018

House Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2019 Energy & Water

The House Appropriations Committee approved its $44.7 billion FY 2019 Energy &Water spending bill, 29-20, after Republican lawmakers beat back efforts by Democrats to eliminate policy riders. Generally, bill would provide $6.6 billion for the DOE Office of Science, a 5% increase above FY 2018. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) would receive $325 million, an 8% cut below FY…

May 14, 2018

Senate Appropriations Sets Ambitious Schedule

U.S. Capitol - March 28, 2016 (AOC)

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released a calendar that puts the spending panel on track to finish all the fiscal 2019 bills by June 29. Both Shelby and Leahy  are aiming to bring each bill to the floor — for the first time in years — by promising…

May 7, 2018

House Energy & Water Bill Released

The House Appropriations Committee has released the FY 2019 Energy & Water appropriations bill. The bill can be found here and highlights can be found here. We expect the bill report to be released a day or two before markup in committee next week. Stay tuned for more analysis on this measure.

April 9, 2018

FY 2018 Funding by Program

Wondering how your federally funded program fared in the FY 2018 omnibus? Check out our programmatic spreadsheet here. Please let us know if there is a federally funded program that you would like added to this document.

February 7, 2018

Internship Opportunity with White House CEQ

From the White House Council on Environmental Quality: “The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a component of the Executive Office of the President (EOP), is currently accepting applications for internship positions for the 2018 Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. Title CEQ 2018 Internship – Direct Apply Job Description CEQ Internship Opportunity: The White…

February 5, 2018

This Week in Congress, February 5-9

Here is a selection of committee meetings taking place this week.   U.S. House of Representatives HOUSE AGRICULTURE Full Committee Hearing State of the Rural Economy Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m., 1300 Longworth Bldg. HOUSE BUDGET Full Committee Hearing CBO Oversight Feb. 6, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth Bldg. HOUSE ENERGY & COMMERCE Subcommittee Hearing America’s Nuclear…

January 18, 2018

House Passes CR

The House voted 230 – 197 to approve a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government through February 16 and renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. It does not include any immigration provisions to address DACA, Dreamers, or the border. The measure goes on to the Senate.

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