Today In Washington
Source: AEO Government Relations Team, Madison Services Group
Appropriations Watch: Day IV
A moving target, the plan for federal funding beyond the current continuing resolution (CR) expiration deadline, which is tomorrow, has once again been altered by House GOP leaders. The most recently released plan would maintain government funding at FY 2017 levels through January 19, 2018, delaying cuts to defense and non-defense spending. The plan has a few extra provisions including:
- Extra funds for Pentagon expenses and health programs
- $2.85 billion to maintain the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through March, with some conditions
- Extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act through January 19
The plan also includes a waiver for a spending cut trigger referred to as PAYGO (“pay as you go”). This provision would waive the automatic cuts to some mandatory federal programs, which have kicked in due to the deficit impact from the tax bill that was passed this week.
The House Rules Committee will meet today on the matter before a House floor vote expected later this afternoon. The House will hold a separate vote on an $81 billion package to assist disaster recovery.
October 17, 2018
AEO Announces Hyacinth Vassell As Vice President of Innovation Engineering
AEO, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of a robust marketplace for underserved microbusinesses, is proud to announce Hyacinth Vassell as Vice President of Innovation Engineering.
October 8, 2018
Proposed Board of Director Resolution
The following resolution is submitted for consideration by the Governance Committee of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity Membership at their Annual Meeting on November 8, 2018