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6/15/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/14

A House “deeming resolution” setting overall discretionary spending at $1.5 trillion clears the way for House appropriators to begin working on FY 2022 spending bills.

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6/8/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/7

It appears that guidance from the Senate parliamentarian will limit Congressional Democrats to only one reconciliation bill this year as a vehicle for proposals from the President’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan.w

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5/25/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/24

The Senate is plowing through amendments to the bill formerly known as the Endless Frontier Act, with the hope of final passage before the Memorial Day recess. On the infrastructure front, negotiations continue between the White House and Senate Republicans.

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5/24/21
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Becca Durr Joins Public Strategies Washington as Principal

“Becca is a proven leader when it comes to managing big legislative campaigns,” said Patrick O’Neill, Managing Principal at PSW. “Her ability to view complex policy through the lens of Democratic caucus politics will be extraordinarily valuable to our clients. We are thrilled to have Becca joining our practice.”

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5/18/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/18

Consideration of the Endless Frontier Act is expected to take up the next two weeks of the Senate’s time, with votes on nominations squeezed in. In the House, attention will be focused on two bills related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Administration officials are putting the finishing touches on the President’s FY 2022 budget proposal, which will be released May 27.we

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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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