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7/7/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 7/6

There will be no floor votes in the House or Senate until the week of July 20, but the House is spending the next two weeks holding hearings and conducting markup sessions, including markups for all 12 appropriations bills.

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6/30/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/29

The Senate this week is working on the National Defense Authorization Act, while the House will pass healthcare and infrastructure bills. Vice President Biden plans to be in Milwaukee in August to accept the Democratic presidential nomination, but attendance at the convention will be capped at 1,000 and delegates are being encouraged to instead participate at satellite events across the country.

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6/23/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/22

Senate Republicans and Democrats are in a standoff over the JUSTICE Act; House Democrats released details of a $1.5-trillion infrastructure bill; and political analysts are watching June 23 primary races in New York and Kentucky.

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6/15/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/15

The House’s infrastructure bill will be marked up in committee on June 17, followed by three days of floor consideration, June 30-July 2. In political news, Republicans have moved most of their convention activities from Charlotte, N.C. to Jacksonville, Fla., with plans to fill the 15,000-seat arena in Jacksonville for President Trump’s speech on Aug. 27.

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6/8/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/8

The Senate this week hopes to pass the Great American Outdoors Act. The House remains in recess but could come back later this month to vote on the Justice in Policing Act. On the political front, five states will hold primaries June 9, and the President will resume in-person fundraising at two small, private gatherings.

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6/2/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/1

The Senate is in session and could take action to clear legislation the House approved last week to provide more flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program. The House, meanwhile, does not plan to re-convene until June 30 as it waits for the Senate to act on the next coronavirus package and will hold remote committee meetings throughout the month.

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5/27/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/26

Both chambers support changes that will provide small businesses more flexibility in using the Paycheck Protection Program; the House will vote this week on its version. On the political front, Biden almost matched the President in fundraising totals for April but lags far behind in cash on hand.

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5/19/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/18

On Capitol Hill, the House last week passed still another legislative package to address the repercussions from the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a resolution to allow for voting by proxy On the election front, Republicans are moving full speed ahead for thousands to attend their convention in Charlotte, while Democrats are looking at options to allow for virtual participation at their convention in Milwaukee.

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5/13/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/11

The Senate is in session and the House is not, but all eyes are on the House this week to see if Democrats pass their Cares 2.0 package.

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