This Week on Capitol Hill November 9-13

The House is not in session this week.   Over the weekend, however, the House passed their version of the health care bill, 220-215. The Senate will be in session on Monday and Tuesday only.    The Senate will take up HR 3082, Military Construction – VA Spending. Senate Committee Meetings — Tuesday Budget — full committee hearing… Read More


UW Week Article Features Support for UW Role in Puget Sound Partnership

UW’s newly-formed Puget Sound Institute to advise in the clean-up of the Sound By Sandra Hines News and Information The $50 million appropriated by Congress last week to the Puget Sound Partnership for the clean-up of Puget Sound includes $4 million for the UW to launch an institute to provide expert advice about the Sound,… Read More


Department of State Seeks Comment on Exchange Visitors Program

The U.S. Department of State is seeking feedback on proposed regulatory changes in its Exchange Visitor Program, which effects foreign faculty, researchers, and students.  The proposed rules, which are open to public comment through November 23, 2009, amend Subpart A, General Provisions, of the J exchange visitor regulations. The notice can be found at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-22822.htm.


This Week on Capitol Hill Octer 12-16

[Please note that times listed are all Eastern Daylight Time.]  Neither the House nor the Senate is in session on Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day.  The Senate: Convenes Tuesday at 2:00 pm (EDT) to consider HR 2847, the fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill.   A procedural vote on a substitute amendment is expected… Read More


This Week on Capitol Hill, October 5-9

The Senate reconvenes Monday to take up the fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill.  The Senate is also expected to finiah work on the fiscal 2010 Defense spending bill. The House does not reconvene until Tuesday when it will consider a number of minor resolutions.  Later in the week, the House will vote on a bill… Read More


Seen in DC

Since the end of July, Washington DC and the UW Office of Federal Relations welcomed no less than eleven faculty and staff from the Seattle and Bothell campuses.  Almost all were in DC to attend professional association meetings, but they were also able to spend some time speaking to representatives of federal agencies and staff of the… Read More


This Week on Capitol Hill, Sept 28–Oct 2

Congress continues  to push through appropriations bills as fiscal 2009 ends on Wednesday.  In the Senate:  considers HR 3326, 2010 Defense Spending; HR 2918, Legislative Branch and stopgap spending;   Finance Committee consinues marking up its health care overhaul bill; HR 3548 (tentative), Unemployment aid extension.  In The House:  Considers a bill to expand non-military aid to Pakistan; Considers HR… Read More


Application Period Open for UW FY11 Federal Agenda

Today, the University of Washington Office of Federal Relations released its call for proposals for inclusion in the official FY11 University of Washington Federal Agenda. The agenda will serve as the basis for advocacy efforts during the congressional appropriations process that begins early next year. Guidelines can be found by clicking the Federal Agenda Submission… Read More


This Week on Capitol Hill, September 21-25

In the Senate: The Senate will debte amendments to the fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment Spending Bill, with votes expected on Tuesday.  A vote on pasage is likely by the end of the week.  The Senate is then likely to consider either the fiscal 2010 Defense Spending Bill or the Military Construction-VA Spending Bill. The Senate Finance… Read More


This Week on Capitol Hill, September 14-18

Monday, September 14 Floor Action: The Senate will resume consideration of the fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill (HR 3288). Roll call votes are possible after 5:30 p.m.  The House is expected to take up several measures under suspension of the rules. Votes expected at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 15 Both the House and the Senate… Read More