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7/15/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 7/15

The House and Senate have full schedules this week, but even more important are the private discussions between the Treasury Secretary and the House Speaker over the debt limit and new spending caps.

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7/15/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 7/8

The House has passed 10 of the 12 appropriations bills for FY 2020, but the Senate is in a holding pattern. Majority Leader McConnell wants the Appropriations Committee to delay action until lawmakers and the President agree on new spending caps.

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6/24/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/24

This week on the legislative front will see House action on appropriations and possible Senate passage of the defense authorization act. On the political front, 20 Democratic presidential candidates will take to the debate stage, 10 on Wednesday and 10 on Thursday.

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6/17/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/17

President Trump kicks off his 2020 campaign Tuesday night in Florida, while in Washington lawmakers are busy with appropriations bills, a major defense spending measure, and hearings on trade policy.

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6/10/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/10

The House is forging ahead on its FY 2020 appropriations bills even though there is no deal in place to adjust the budget caps. This week, House members will begin consideration of a minibus with five spending bills and will take up five more next week. That will leave only two outstanding measures to be considered before the Fourth of July recess -- Homeland Security, with no funds for a border wall, and Financial Services-General Government.

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6/3/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/3

Congress has returned from the Memorial Day recess but will not be in session Thursday and Friday so that Members can travel overseas to observe the 75th anniversary of D-Day. During the short week, the House will send the President a disaster relief bill, and the Senate will continue to consider nominations.

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5/28/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/28

Lawmakers hoped to send legislation to President Trump before Memorial Day fixing a tax problem for Gold Star families and providing long-delayed assistance to communities hit by recent natural disasters. It was not to be.

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5/20/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/20

It’s a busy week on multiple fronts – high-level meetings to discuss budget caps and infrastructure, House committee action on appropriations, and possible final passage of a disaster relief package.

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5/14/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/14

The House Appropriations Committee is moving ahead on FY 2020 spending bills, while legislation to provide emergency spending for disaster relief remains mired in controversy over aid to Puerto Rico. On the political front, a new report shows that just four candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination accounted for more than half of the field’s traditional news media mentions.

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