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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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9/10/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/9

Lawmakers are back in town after the August recess and will need to pass a stopgap measure to fund the government after Sept. 30. They also hope to pass the defense authorization bill by the end of the month but face a number of hurdles, including differences over reprogramming funds to pay for the border wall. On the political front, 10 Democrats will be on the debate stage Thursday, and President Trump has campaign dates in North Carolina and New Mexico.

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7/29/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 7/29

The Senate this week plans to send the debt limit/budget deal to the President for his signature, paving the way for House and Senate appropriators to craft bills that comply with the new spending limits. On the political front, a new poll asks voters which Democratic presidential candidate they would like to hang out with as a friend.

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7/22/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 7/22

The two biggest events this week are Robert Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday and possible House consideration of a debt limit/budget caps deal.

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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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