Federal Relations

What We’re Reading


April 3, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (March 30th-April 3rd, 2020)

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team read this week. COVID-19: President Trump extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April, current projections indicate as many as 100,000 deaths, and the CDC now recommends Americans wear masks. Live updates at CNN. Iran Tensions: President Trump has stated that Iranian-backed militia are…


February 28, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (February 24th-28th)

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team read this week. Coronavirus: Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health warned of an “inevitable” coronavirus outbreak in the US. This comes after several new cases, without a known source, were identified in Iran, Thailand, Italy, Switzerland,…


February 24, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (February 18th-21st)

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team has read this week. Boeing Tax Break: WA State Legislators have introduced a bill which would cancel an aerospace tax break for Boeing, but would also help the manufacturer avoid European tariffs. It would also protect WA agriculture from EU tariffs. More at Seattle Times….


February 7, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (February 3rd-7th, 2020)

Trump Acquitted: Divided along party lines, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both impeachment charges. Although notably Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) was the only Republican to vote in favor of conviction, Democrats still didn’t have the backing to remove the President. The acquittal ends months of impeachment proceedings, although the House Democrats have…


January 31, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (January 27th-31st, 2020)

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team has read this week. Senate Impeachment Trial: Despite recent revelations of possible damaging evidence from Ambassador John Bolton, former National Security Advisor to President Trump, it appears Senate Republicans will move to swiftly acquit President Trump as early as Friday afternoon or Saturday. The key question…


January 17, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (January 13th-17th, 2020)

Below is a selection of articles the federal relations team has read this week. Impeachment Goes to the Senate: The House of Representatives sent articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate. Seven House Democrats were selected as prosecutors in the case, including Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold…


January 10, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (January 6th-10th, 2020)

Congress Back: Congress is back in session for 2020 as of January 7th. Catch live updates at Roll Call. Trump Battling Iran: Tensions with Iran escalated over the past few days after President Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Qasem Soleimani. Iran retaliated by launching missiles at military bases in Iraq which…


December 20, 2019

What We’re Reading this Week

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team read this week. President Trump Impeached- President Trump was officially impeached by the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening. Now, he must face a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate which will determine if he is removed from office. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)…


December 13, 2019

What We’re Reading this Week (December 9th-13th)

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team has read this week. Articles of Impeachment: The House Judiciary Committee has approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump, one for Obstruction of Congress and one for Abuse of Power. After a 14 hour debate lasting well into Thursday night, the Committee voted to…


November 22, 2019

What We’re Reading this Week (November 18th-22nd, 2019)

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team has read this week. Public Impeachment Hearings: The House Intelligence Committee has been holding public hearings related to the impeachment inquiry. Key figures have had the chance to testify publicly regarding what they knew and heard in the events surrounding the infamous Ukraine call. The…



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