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2014 Mid-Term Congressional Elections Analysis - What To Expect From The 114th Congress In The Run Up To The 2016 Presidential...

In This Issue: -Introduction -Appropriations/Budget -Defense And National Security -Education Policy -Energy And The Environment -Financial Services -Food And Agriculture Policy -Healthcare...more

11/6/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - FY 2015 Appropriations Action - Regular order in the appropriations process once again seems to have fallen victim to election-year partisanship and political positioning. With fewer than...more

7/18/2014 - Appropriation Federal Budget Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - FY 2015 Appropriations Action - Senate appropriators will continue their work on FY 2015 spending bills this week despite significant setbacks last week when the committee postponed its...more

6/24/2014 - Appropriation Federal Budget Legislative Agendas

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Debt Ceiling - The suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling authorized by the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (P.L. 113-46) will expire on Friday; however, the Department of Treasury predicts it will be able to extend the...more

2/10/2014 - Debt Ceiling Federal Budget

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Debt Ceiling - The suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling authorized by the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (P.L. 113-46) will expire on Friday; however, the Department of Treasury predicts it will be able to extend the...more

2/3/2014 - Congressional Budget Office Debt Ceiling Federal Budget

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Debt Ceiling - The FY 2014 Continuing Resolution enacted in October (P.L. 113-46) suspended the debt ceiling through February 7. While this deadline can typically be extended for a length of time through accounting...more

1/31/2014 - Appropriations Bill Debt Ceiling Federal Budget

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Omnibus On Track For Votes This Week - Appropriations leaders intend to introduce their $1.012 trillion FY 2014 appropriations omnibus bill today after working through the weekend in an...more

1/15/2014 - Appropriations Bill Federal Budget

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - House Approves Ryan-Murray Budget Agreement - On Thursday, December 12, the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J. Res. 59) by a vote of 332-94. A total of 62 Republicans and 32...more

12/16/2013 - Federal Budget Political Debates

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Budget Conference Committee - The Budget Conference Committee will hold its second formal meeting on Wednesday, November 13 in an effort to reach an agreement on a topline discretionary funding for FY 2014 and possibly a...more

11/11/2013 - Federal Budget Sequestration

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - On October 17, President Barack Obama signed a FY 2014 Continuing Resolution/Debt Ceiling stopgap agreement (H.R. 2775 / P.L. 113-46) that funds the federal government at current sequester levels...more

10/28/2013 - Debt Ceiling Federal Budget

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Federal Government Shutdown Continues - As the federal government enters the second week of a shutdown, there has been no progress to end the stalemate between Democrats and Republicans,...more

10/11/2013 - Back Pay Continuing Resolution DOD Furloughs Government Shutdown

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - FY 2014 Appropriations - On Friday, September 20, the House approved an amended short-term FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (CR) (H.J. Res. 59) that would fund the federal government at current...more

9/23/2013 - Affordable Care Act Debt Ceiling Federal Budget Government Shutdown

Capital Thinking: Budget & Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - FY 2014 Appropriations - The House is scheduled to consider a short-term FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (CR) this week that would maintain federal funding at current levels for likely two...more

9/17/2013 - Appropriations Bill Debt Ceiling Federal Budget Federal Funding

Capital Thinking Update - July 22, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 23. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to renew his motion to proceed on the FY 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban...more

7/22/2013 - Appropriation Act CFPB CMS Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity DHS Dodd-Frank E-Rates EHR EPA ESEA Farm Bill FCC FERC FSB FSOC Higher Education Act Infrastructure Interest Rates Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Offshore Drilling PCBs Richard Cordray SEC Student Loans TRIA

Capital Thinking Update - June 3, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more

6/5/2013 - Appropriations Bill Barack Obama China Cybersecurity DOD EPA Farm Bill FERC Healthcare Immigration Reform Medicaid Medicare Middle East NIST Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration Student Loans Supply Chain Wellness Programs

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

5/24/2013 - Agricultural Workers Biofuel CFTC Contractors Cybersecurity Farm Bill Federal Budget Fees Form 720 Immigration Reform Innovation Nominations OMB PCORI Request For Information SEC Student Loans Water

Capital Thinking Updates - May 16, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

5/21/2013 - Appropriations Bill CFPB CMS Cross-Border Cybersecurity DHS Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Healthcare Higher Education Act Hurricane Sandy IRS Keystone XL Pipeline Nominations SEC Security-Based Swaps Sequestration Student Loans

Capital Thinking Update - April 15, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

4/24/2013 - Barack Obama CFTC CISPA Cybersecurity Data Protection FATCA Federal Budget FHFA Foreclosure Fracking Gun Laws Jacob Lew Oil & Gas Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration SIFIs Spending Cuts

Capital Thinking Update - April 8, 2013

General Legislative - Tomorrow, April 9, the House will meet at 2:00 pm for legislative business. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules will include: (1) H.R. 254 – Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower...more

4/10/2013 - Farms Hydropower Immigration Reform Proposed Legislation Rural Development

Capital Thinking Update - March 18, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

3/20/2013 - CFTC Continuing Resolution Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Dodd-Frank EPA Farms Federal Budget Genetically Engineered Seed Healthcare Immigration Reform Middle East National Security Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Workforce Investment Act

Capital Thinking Update - March 11, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

3/13/2013 - CISPA Cybersecurity Drones FDA Furloughs Healthcare No Child Left Behind Proposed Legislation Public Schools Renewable Energy SEC Sequestration Spending Cuts USDA

Capital Thinking Update - March 4, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Sequestration - Specific Agency Activity - Agriculture & Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Environment -...more

3/6/2013 - Department of Transportation DOE EPA FAA Highways Sequestration Spending Cuts

Capital Thinking Update - February 4, 2013

In This Issue: General Legislative; Debt Limit; Agriculture & Food; Budget, Appropriations; Cybersecurity; Education; Energy; Financial Services; Health Care; International Defense and Homeland Security; and,...more

2/11/2013 - Affordable Care Act CFPB CFTC CMS Coal Competitive Foods Cybersecurity Debt Ceiling Department of Transportation DOD DOE Energy Tax Incentives Federal Budget Foreign Relations Hurricane Sandy Immigration Reform JOBS Act Medicare Nuclear Power Oil & Gas Richard Cordray Rockefeller School Safety SEC Sequestration VAWA

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