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11/12/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 11/12

Attention this week in Washington will be focused on the impeachment hearings Wednesday and Friday. Meanwhile, on the campaign trail, two more candidates are considering entering the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, and two notable candidates have entered the races for Senate seats in Alabama and Mississippi.

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11/4/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 11/4

On Capitol Hill, the House is in recess, but developments continue on the impeachment front as transcripts of closed-door testimony are released. Voters go to the polls Tuesday in Mississippi, where the state constitution requires a successful candidate for governor to win not only a majority of the popular vote but also a majority of the state’s 122 House districts.

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10/28/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 10/28

Media attention this week will be on the Thursday vote in the House on a Democratic resolution to formalize procedures for the impeachment inquiry. Senators, meanwhile, are expected to pass a four-bill package of FY 2020 appropriations bills.

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10/21/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 10/21

The Senate this week may pass its first FY 2020 appropriations bill, but Congress will not finalize any of the spending bills until Democrats and Republicans come to an agreement on how much money should be allotted for each of the 12 bills. Both sides are talking and exchanging offers, but there’s no indication that a deal is imminent.

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10/15/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 10/15

On the trade front, there’s progress with China and the USMCA. On government funding, there’s still no agreement between the parties on allocating the FY 2020 money. And on the impeachment inquiry, House panels are continuing their closed-door sessions with key government officials.

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10/7/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 10/7

With Congress in recess, the main activity this week is behind closed doors as three House committees have scheduled joint meetings to learn more about the Administration’s dealings with Ukraine. In the race for the White House, President Trump and the RNC have set a new presidential fundraising record.

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9/30/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/30

Congress is in recess for the next two weeks, with lawmakers set to resume talks in mid-October on appropriations bills and the USMCA. All is not quiet in Washington, though, as three House committees will hold closed-door sessions to hear from officials with insights on the Ukraine investigation.

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9/24/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/23

With action needed to fund the government in the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, the Senate will approve the House-passed continuing resolution to keep the government open through Nov. 21. At the end of the week, both chambers will recess until Oct. 15. On the political front, Senator Warren has edged ahead of former Vice President Biden in the latest Iowa poll, and Democrats have announced new requirements for presidential candidates to be on the debate stage in November.

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9/16/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/16

It’s anybody’s guess right now how Democrats and Republicans will come together on appropriations bills for FY 2020. With no resolution in sight, the House is taking the first step this week to fund the government beyond the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year. To avoid a government shutdown, the House resolution is expected to provide funding through Nov. 21.

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