Federal Relations

115th Congress


July 6, 2018

House Plans to Move Second Minibus

The House has announced it will move forward with considering its second minibus of the year (the first minibus was passed in June). The second minibus will contain the House-versions of the FY2019  Interior and Financial Services bills. The House is expected to consider the measures on the floor the week of July 16th.


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 8, 2018

White House Releases “Rescission” Package

As expected, the White House Office of Management and Budget released its package of proposed rescissions earlier today.  The list of programs targeted for cuts is available  here.  The package includes 38 items, totaling approximately $15 billion in cuts. The biggest portion of the package, roughly $7 billion, would come from the Children Health Insurance…


May 7, 2018

This Week in Congress, May 7-11

Here is a selection of committee meetings taking place on the Hill this week. U.S. House of Representatives HOUSE EDUCATION & THE WORKFORCE Subcommittee Hearing Opioid Epidemic/Federal Employees’ Compensation Act May 8, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Bldg. HOUSE ENERGY & COMMERCE Subcommittee Hearing Opioid Distribution and Diversion May 8, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg. HOUSE…


Administration “Rescission” Package Expected This Week

The Trump Administration is expected to send to Congress a “rescission” package this week that would seek about $15 billion in cuts to already approved spending in prior years. Unhappy about the size of the recently passed FY2018 omnibus spending bill, a group of House conservatives had asked the Administration to take steps to cancel or…