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9/29/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/28

The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on the House-passed CR to keep the government open after Sept. 30; the House is looking to vote on a scaled-back Covid-relief package; and national polls continue to show Biden with a lead over President Trump.

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9/21/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/21

While key players say they want to avoid a government shutdown, the parties are divided on whether additional aid for farmers should be included in the continuing resolution. The issue needs to be resolved by Sept. 30.

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9/15/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/14

Floor action in both chambers will be uneventful this week as lawmakers wait for high-level decisions to be made on a continuing resolution and a possible Covid-relief package.

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9/9/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/8

The Senate this week plans to vote on a “skinny” Covid-relief package that does not have the 60 votes needed to pass and does not move the two sides closer to an agreement.

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8/18/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 8/17

The House will come back into session on Saturday, Aug. 22, to vote on legislation that would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to the operations it had in place on Jan. 1. On Aug. 24, top Postal Service officials will testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

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8/10/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 8/10

The House and Senate have no floor votes scheduled as lawmakers wait to see if a deal on a coronavirus package can be forged between the White House and Congressional Democrats. The President weighed in on Saturday with four executive notifications, but legal and logistical problems confront the President’s actions. Polls released Monday show Joe Biden with six-point leads in both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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8/4/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 8/3

The House has passed 10 of the 12 FY 2021 appropriations bills and has no additional legislation scheduled for floor action until a deal is reached on the next coronavirus package. The Senate is continuing to take up nominations. In Tuesday’s primaries, attention is focused on Kansas, where Republican voters will select a nominee in the race to replace retiring Senator Pat Roberts.

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7/28/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 7/27

Senate Republicans Monday unveiled the HEALS Act, their response to House Democrats’ HEROES Act. Given the significant differences between the two approaches, forging a compromise agreement will be neither quick nor easy.

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7/20/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up 7/20

The Senate and House this week will complete action on their versions of a defense authorization bill, while the House will also vote on four appropriations bills. On the Covid-19 front, Senate Majority Leader McConnell plans to unveil the Republican legislative package in the coming days.

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