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COVID-19: Federal Update (6/24)

June 24th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — SENATE DEMS POISED TO BLOCK GOP POLICING BILL. Democrats have indicated that they will filibuster the measure over policy and process concerns. — MNUCHIN SAYS STIMULUS MAY PASS CONGRESS IN JULY TO BOOST ECONOMY. The Trump administration has privately discussed a $1 trillion measure as a way to stimulate jobs growth after […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/23)

June 23rd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — PARTISAN FAULT LINES EMERGE ON SENATE POLICE REFORM PROPOSAL. Democrats have indicated that they will filibuster the measure over policy and process concerns. — DEMOCRATS DETAIL $1.5T GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN. House Democrats on Monday released new details about their $1.5 trillion green infrastructure plan slated to come to a vote as early […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/22)

June 22nd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — LAWMAKERS QUEUE UP POLICE REFORM PROPOSALS. The Democratic and Republican visions for comprehensive police reform will come to the House and Senate floors this week. — HOUSE GEARS UP FOR JULY LEGISLATIVE BLITZ. House lawmakers have queued up votes on several key legislative items over the course of the next two weeks. […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/19)

June 19th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — CONGRESS SET TO CONSIDER DUELING POLICE REFORM PROPOSALS. House and Senate lawmakers will convene next week to consider the Democratic and Republican visions for comprehensive police reform. — LOWER CHAMBER EYES JULY LEGISLATIVE BLITZ. House lawmakers have queued up votes on several key legislative items over the course of the next two […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/18)

June 18th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DACA In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Protecting more than 650,000 Dreamers from deportation. Click here to read more.  Quick Takes — SENATE APPROPS PROCESS HITS SNAG OVER CORONAVIRUS, POLICING AMENDMENTS. Chairman Shelby is currently planning to delay forthcoming markups […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/17)

June 17th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — SENATE TO TAKE UP POLICE REFORM LEGISLATION NEXT WEEK. Senate Republicans officially introduced their bill this morning. — HOUSE PANEL PREPS MARATHON HIGHWAY BILL MARKUP. Consideration of the $494 billion highway bill could go into tomorrow. — SENATE APPROPRIATORS FLESH OUT MARKUP STRATEGY. TheSenate Appropriations Committee plans to begin marking up spending […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/16)

June 16th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — WASHINGTON RAMPS UP ON POLICING REFORM. President Trump is set to issue an executive order around the matter today. — TRUMP TEAM WEIGHS $1 TRILLION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE TO SPUR ECONOMY. The Trump administration is considering a $1 trillion infrastructure package to spur the economy. — FEDERAL RESERVE TO EXPAND MAIN STREET LENDING […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/15)

June 15th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

SCOTUS RULES TO PROTECT LGBTQ+ IN THE WORKPLACE. In a historic 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 encompasses bias against LGBTQ+ workers. Read more. Quick Takes — SENATE EYES PASSAGE OF PUBLIC LANDS PACKAGE. The Senate will convene later this afternoon as it looks to […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/11)

June 11th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — MNUCHIN OUTLINES WH PRIORITIES FOR NEXT COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORT. Secretary Mnuchin stated yesterday that another round of relief legislation is “definitely” needed. — SENATE ARMED SERVICES APPROVES NDAA. Specific details on the legislation are expected to be released today. — JUDICIARY HEARING EMPHASIZES RARE BIPARTISAN COMITY ON POLICING CHANGES. Republicans on the […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/10)

June 10th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — HOUSE SCHEDULES VOTES ON POLICE REFORM BILL. The House will be in session for votes during the week of Jun. 22 to consider the package.  — SENATE APPROPS MARKUPS SET FOR WEEK OF JUN. 22. Appropriators still searching for agreement on subcommittee funding allocations. — TRUMP ADMIN OPPOSES EXTENDING ENHANCED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT. The Trump administration […]