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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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6/3/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/3

Congress has returned from the Memorial Day recess but will not be in session Thursday and Friday so that Members can travel overseas to observe the 75th anniversary of D-Day. During the short week, the House will send the President a disaster relief bill, and the Senate will continue to consider nominations.

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5/28/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/28

Lawmakers hoped to send legislation to President Trump before Memorial Day fixing a tax problem for Gold Star families and providing long-delayed assistance to communities hit by recent natural disasters. It was not to be.

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

It’s a busy week on multiple fronts – high-level meetings to discuss budget caps and infrastructure, House committee action on appropriations, and possible final passage of a disaster relief package.

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5/14/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/14

The House Appropriations Committee is moving ahead on FY 2020 spending bills, while legislation to provide emergency spending for disaster relief remains mired in controversy over aid to Puerto Rico. On the political front, a new report shows that just four candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination accounted for more than half of the field’s traditional news media mentions.

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5/6/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/6

Congress is in session this week as FY20 appropriations and China trade talks take center stage. In the quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden has expanded his lead in the polls since announcing his intent to run on April 25th.

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4/29/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 4/29

It’s Infrastructure Week again as the President and Democratic leaders meet Tuesday to discuss their priorities. It’s also the beginning of appropriations season, with House panels marking up three FY 2020 bills. On the political front, 16 Democratic presidential candidates have qualified to participate in the party’s 2020 debates.

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