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!
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