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American Indian Law and Policy: 10 Things You Need to Know - January 2018

January 2018 marked the beginning of year two of the Trump Presidency and the second session of the 115th Congress. Congress came back into session on January 3 after recessing for the December holidays. With the passage of...more

What's New In Washington - December 2017

December is often the busiest time in Washington, and this year is no different as Congress races toward the holiday finish line. There is still a multitude of problems to solve before members can head back to their...more

American Indian Law and Policy: 10 Things You Need to Know - December 2017

Congress returned from the Thanksgiving holiday with an intense workload that must be completed by the end of the year. Tax reform remains a focus, and the Republican-controlled Congress is still committed to getting a final...more

What’s New in Washington - November 2017

Congress continues its heavy workload with the Thanksgiving recess roughly three weeks away. On October 26, the House passed the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution by the slim margin of 216-212—opening the door for...more

What’s New in Washington - October 2017

Congress returned after Labor Day for a busy September and acted quickly to avoid a government shutdown by passing stop gap funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and raising the debt ceiling. The already crowded congressional...more

What’s New in Washington - August 2017

The exuberance of a November election victory for Republicans has given way to the difficult reality of passing legislation in a closely divided Senate. While the GOP has made significant gains in the area of regulatory...more

What’s New in Washington - July 2017

On June 30, Congress gaveled out for the July 4 recess after postponing a critical vote to begin debate on an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal-and-replace bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the GOP caucus...more

What’s New in Washington - June 2017

Despite the headlines coming out of Washington, Congress continues to move forward in regular fashion, discussing and acting upon key issues, such as funding the government, addressing the need to raise the debt ceiling and...more

What's New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

Congress returned to session the week of April 24 following a two-week recess. Active discussions and debate surrounding the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and efforts to “repeal-and-replace” the Affordable Care Act resumed...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

Congress entered into its spring recess on April 7 having delivered regulatory reforms to President Trump’s desk. In the first 75 days of the Trump administration, legislators approved 13 Congressional Review Act resolutions,...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The Trump presidency is halfway through its first 100 days. The legislative and executive branches are under a unified Republican government for only the second time since the Eisenhower administration, and the GOP is seeking...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The Trump administration and Congress continue to take on a new shape. The Presidential Transition Team officially shut its U.S. General Services Administration office on February 28, 2017, and the remaining staff moved to...more

House and Senate Schedules for 2017 Reveal an Increased Workload for Lawmakers

As the second session of the 114th Congress comes to a close, the House and Senate are busy preparing for the first session of the 115th Congress, which will convene on January 3, 2017. The House will be in session for 145...more

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