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9/29/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/28

The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on the House-passed CR to keep the government open after Sept. 30; the House is looking to vote on a scaled-back Covid-relief package; and national polls continue to show Biden with a lead over President Trump.

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9/21/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/21

While key players say they want to avoid a government shutdown, the parties are divided on whether additional aid for farmers should be included in the continuing resolution. The issue needs to be resolved by Sept. 30.

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9/15/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/14

Floor action in both chambers will be uneventful this week as lawmakers wait for high-level decisions to be made on a continuing resolution and a possible Covid-relief package.

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9/9/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 9/8

The Senate this week plans to vote on a “skinny” Covid-relief package that does not have the 60 votes needed to pass and does not move the two sides closer to an agreement.

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8/4/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 8/3

The House has passed 10 of the 12 FY 2021 appropriations bills and has no additional legislation scheduled for floor action until a deal is reached on the next coronavirus package. The Senate is continuing to take up nominations. In Tuesday’s primaries, attention is focused on Kansas, where Republican voters will select a nominee in the race to replace retiring Senator Pat Roberts.

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7/28/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 7/27

Senate Republicans Monday unveiled the HEALS Act, their response to House Democrats’ HEROES Act. Given the significant differences between the two approaches, forging a compromise agreement will be neither quick nor easy.

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

The Senate and House this week will complete action on their versions of a defense authorization bill, while the House will also vote on four appropriations bills. On the Covid-19 front, Senate Majority Leader McConnell plans to unveil the Republican legislative package in the coming days.

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7/14/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 7/14

House appropriators are wrapping up committee work on the FY 2012 funding bills in anticipation of floor action beginning next week. Also next week, Senate Majority Leader McConnell is planning to unveil the Republicans’ legislative proposal in the next round of coronavirus legislation. Alabama, Texas, and Maine are holding elections Tuesday, and President Trump’s team is considering moving convention activities in Jacksonville to an outdoor location.

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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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