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What’s in Store on the Floor – Appropriations Update

After demonstrating hope, resolve, and bipartisanship with the passage of a 12 bill omnibus for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski and House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers have set a...more

2014 Washington Outlook

In this issue: - Overview - Tax Reform Outlook - Immigration Outlook - Health Care Outlook - Telecommunications Outlook - Energy Outlook - Financial Services Outlook -...more

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

Washington Insight - January 2014

In This Issue: - Legislation to Renew Fast-Track Consideration for Trade Agreements Introduced - Congress Passes FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill - An Insider's View: Obama's Mid-Term Blues - What's in...more

Congress Passes FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

House and Senate negotiators wrapped up the $1.1 Trillion FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations with House and Senate passage occurring at the end of last week. Appropriators sought a short-term extension of the current Continuing...more

Congress Releases FY 2014 HUD Appropriations Bill

Congress passed the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week. The bill increases funding for many programs compared to funding levels in fiscal year 2013....more

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

"Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Crisis Would Pose Distinct Challenges for Government Operations"

Absent intervening legislation, the U.S. federal government’s appropriations will lapse on October 1, 2013, prompting a government shutdown. Separately, the secretary of the Treasury has informed Congress that, no later than...more

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

Appropriations Process Grinds to a Halt

While the House and Senate Appropriations Committees continue to mark up their respective versions of the FY2014 appropriations bills, this action masks deep divides between the House and the Senate. Both are operating using...more

Capital Thinking Update - July 29, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, July 29, at 2:00pm. After any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:30 pm, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each....more

The Congressional Appropriations Process – Rewriting the Rules

During the coming summer months, Congress will focus its attention on the appropriations process—an annual exercise that, ideally, ends with a determination of funding for the federal government for the following fiscal year...more

Washington Insight - June 2013

In This Issue: - King & Spalding Partners Address Political Intelligence Industry - On the Politics of Immigration Reform - Appropriations and Sequester – Laying Down Markers - The Congressional Appropriations...more

Secretary Moniz Testifies and House Committee Releases Energy and Water Appropriations Bill – ML Strategies Weekly Energy and...

All eyes turned to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee last week as Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz testified before Congress for the first time since being sworn-in. Secretary Moniz outlined the energy policy,...more

Infrastructure Alert - June 19, 2013

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report titled Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Risks and Options for New York State, which chronicles the state’s public-private partnership progression and...more

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

Energy And Environment Update -- May 20, 2013

In This Issue: Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more

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

113th Congress Underway by Thomas J. Spulak

The 113th Congress opened this week. In many ways, however, it began in the long shadow of the 112th Congress, which ended on January 3. Numerous issues were either left unresolved or only partially addressed, requiring...more

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