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2/19/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 2/19

This week Congress is out of Washington on recess and the 2020 Presidential battle is starting to take shape. Twelve Democrats have announced their intention to seek the nomination for their party, while President Trump received his first official Republican challenge from former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld.

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2/11/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 2/11

The House and Senate continue to hold hearings and process legislation, but the most important action is taking place behind closed doors as a handful of Democrats and Republicans try to hammer out a government funding deal before Feb. 15.

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2/4/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 2/4

President Trump addresses Congress on the state of the union. Congress will focus on the budget and avoiding another shutdown.

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1/28/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 1/28

The partial government shutdown is over for the time being. A select group of congressional appropriators will hold their first meeting Jan. 30 to try to hammer out a Homeland Security funding deal before Feb. 15.

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1/22/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 1/22

The House and Senate will vote this week on proposals that would end the government shutdown. However, none of them will ever see a Rose Garden signing ceremony, so the shutdown continues.

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1/15/19
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PSW Weekly Round-up - 1/15

The impasse continues as the House votes this week on bills to re-open the government, but with no deal on the border wall, the Senate has no plans to consider the House legislation. If the partial shutdown continues, the House, and likely the Senate, will cancel next week’s planned recess.

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1/7/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 1/7

The House will convene at noon on Tuesday and will consider various bills under suspension of the rules, but the focus this week will be on passing FY 2019 appropriations bills to re-open those parts of the government that are shut down. As with the first set of House-passed bills, McConnell has no plans to take up these measures in the Senate.

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1/2/19
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 1/2

The 116th Congress begins on Jan. 3rd, ushering in a period of divided government. Republicans will hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate while Democrats will control the House by a margin of 235-199.

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12/17/18
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PSW Weekly Round-up - 12/17

With a Dec. 21 deadline to pass the seven remaining FY 2019 appropriations bills, there has been no movement to resolve the impasse between President Trump and Congressional Democrats over funding for a border wall. Also, Rep. Nancy Pelosi has agreed to a term-limits plan for Democratic leaders that all but assures her election as Speaker on Jan. 3.

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