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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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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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