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.
July 17, 2018
Association For Enterprise Opportunity Launches The Tapestry Project To Advance Business Development Of Black-Owned Firms
AEO has opened the application cycle for The Tapestry Project, an initiative dedicated to advancing Black business development.
July 12, 2018
Today in Washington
House & Senate to Reconcile Differences in “Minibus” – The Senate voted yesterday to go to conference on the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction & Veterans Affairs appropriations “minibus” (H.R. 5895)
July 11, 2018
Today in Washington
NDAA Watch – Last night, the Senate voted 91-8 to go to conference on the NDAA. Conferees for the FY19 defense authorization bill will formally meet today for the passing of the gavel.
June 29, 2018
ACTION ALERT: July Recess Packet
On Friday, June 29, Congress will adjourn for a week-long Fourth of July recess. Your legislators will be back home in their districts and states to meet with constituents like you, and share updates on their efforts in Washington, D.C.