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4/13/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 4/12

Cabinet officials will be on Capitol Hill this week to make the case for the FY 2022 discretionary spending levels outlined by the White House on April 9.w

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3/29/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 3/29

Two big-ticket items will be on the President’s schedule this week. On Wednesday, he’ll unveil his plans for an infrastructure plan to improve the nation’s transportation system and invest in clean energy. That will be followed later by the release of a budget document outlining the Administration’s discretionary spending targets for FY 2022.we

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3/16/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 3/15

Democrats plan to bring back earmarks to appropriations and highway funding bills but with new rules and a new name – Community Project Funding.

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3/9/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 3/8

Senate action on the American Rescue plan was delayed by almost 11 hours while clerks read the 628-page bill aloud and further delayed by almost 12 hours while 49 Democrats waited for the 50th to agree to provisions dealing with unemployment insurance. Then, after a 13-hour vote-a-rama, the Senate voted 50-49 to approve the measure and will send it back to the House

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3/2/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 3/1

With House passage early Saturday morning of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the action now shifts to the Senate, which could take up the bill as soon as Wednesday.

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2/9/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 2/8

This week the focus in the House will be on committee markups of Covid-related reconciliation legislation, while attention in the Senate will be on the impeachment trial of former President Trump.we

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2/2/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 2/1

The Senate will continue to process Cabinet nominations this week, but the legislative focus in both chambers will be on a budget resolution that lays the groundwork for consideration of a reconciliation bill designed to encompass much of President Biden’s Covid-relief package.

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1/27/21
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 1/25

Senate leaders Schumer and McConnell were able to reach an agreement on the starting date for the impeachment trial but have not yet been able to find common ground on a Senate organizing resolution, leaving some committees unable to schedule confirmation hearings.

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1/20/21
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PSW Weekly Update - 1/19

Senate Democrats would like to move quickly to confirm Biden’s nominees, but Republicans have raised a number of roadblocks.

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