Today In Washington
Source: AEO Government Relations Team, Madison Services Group
Appropriations Watch: Done Deal
Last night, Congress passed a short-term continuing appropriations resolution (CR) to fund the government through January 19, 2018, then adjourned for the holiday recess. The CR also includes:
- An extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through March 31, 2018
- $2.1 billion to cover shortfalls in the “Veteran’s Choice Act”
- $4.7 billion for defense
- An extension of the National Flood Insurance program through January 19, 2018
- A delay of the sequester
The delay of the sequester is intended to prevent automatic budget cuts triggered by the passage of the tax bill. The House also passed a $81 billion disaster aid bill — targeting Florida, Texas, California, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — that the Senate is scheduled to debate when Congress returns in January. Additionally, Congress is scheduled to address protection for “Dreamers” — children brought into the United States illegally by their parents — long-term financing for CHIP, defense spending and government funding for the balance for FY 2018.
Today in Washington will return to your inboxes on January 4, 2018. Happy holidays!
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.