Policy - January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019
Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is slated to introduce a bill that could end the shutdown. While some are hoping this is the start of a compromise, others believe the bill will be dead on arrival the House, which is controlled by Democrats. Here are the key details of the bill:
- Spending Increases: The bill will include provisions to increase spending for personnel, drug detection, and immigration courts.
- Border Protection: The bill proposes $5.7 billion for an additional 230 miles of fencing.
- Disaster Relief: More than $12 billion is proposed for natural disaster relief funding
- Immigration: A three-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status programs is proposed in the compromise
February 12, 2019
With the Shutdown Looming Again, Lawmakers Should Remember Microbusinesses are Resilient, not Unbreakable
A recent CNBC article detailed how many small businesses that were adversely affected by the shutdown are struggling to move on.