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5/11/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/10

The White House steps up infrastructure meetings with lawmakers, House appropriators plan June markups, and there’s uncertainty as to when the drop dead date is for the debt limit.

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5/3/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/3

The House Appropriations Committee has released an online “one-stop” link to individual Members’ requests for community project funding, better known as earmarks.

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4/27/21
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PSW Weekly Update - 4/26

With President Biden set to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday (albeit with limited attendance because of the pandemic), details are expected to emerge soon on the administration’s American Families Plan. In the Senate, Appropriations Chair Leahy on Monday released an outline of the earmark process for Senators who want to participate in “congressionally directed spending.”

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4/20/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 4/19

Senate Republicans will meet Wednesday to decide whether to participate in the earmark process. In the House, there are currently five vacancies, giving Democrats a very narrow 218-212 margin.

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4/13/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 4/12

Cabinet officials will be on Capitol Hill this week to make the case for the FY 2022 discretionary spending levels outlined by the White House on April 9.w

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3/29/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 3/29

Two big-ticket items will be on the President’s schedule this week. On Wednesday, he’ll unveil his plans for an infrastructure plan to improve the nation’s transportation system and invest in clean energy. That will be followed later by the release of a budget document outlining the Administration’s discretionary spending targets for FY 2022.we

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3/23/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 3/22

The Senate’s schedule is filled with confirmation votes on President Biden’s nominees, while House committees are busy with hearings.

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3/16/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 3/15

Democrats plan to bring back earmarks to appropriations and highway funding bills but with new rules and a new name – Community Project Funding.

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3/9/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 3/8

Senate action on the American Rescue plan was delayed by almost 11 hours while clerks read the 628-page bill aloud and further delayed by almost 12 hours while 49 Democrats waited for the 50th to agree to provisions dealing with unemployment insurance. Then, after a 13-hour vote-a-rama, the Senate voted 50-49 to approve the measure and will send it back to the House

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