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COVID-19: Federal Update (6/9)

June 9th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — DEMOCRATS INTRODUCE SWEEPING POLICE REFORM BILL. Congressional Democrats proposed a sweeping overhaul of police oversight and procedures on Monday in response to the deaths of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. — CONSERVATION BILL CLEARS ONE SENATE HURDLE, BUT MORE REMAIN. Republicans who voted for cloture Monday said they’d be […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/8)

June 8th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — SENATE QUEUES UP BIPARTISAN PUBLIC LANDS PACKAGE. Senators will pick up legislative business this afternoon to begin consideration of a sweeping public lands bill. — DEMOCRATS PROPOSING NEW POLICE PROCEDURES, ACCOUNTABILITY. A sweeping overhaul of police oversight and procedures is being proposed Monday by congressional Democrats in response to the deaths of […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/5)

June 5th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — LOWEY PREVIEWS HOUSE APPROPS SCHEDULE FOR JULY. Appropriators brace for busy July as House looks to clear FY 2021 spending bills. — SENATE EYES PUBLIC LANDS PACKAGE NEXT WEEK. Leader McConnell has queued up votes on a bipartisan measure that would permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). — TRUMP […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/4)

June 4th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — SENATE PASSES HOUSE PPP FLEXIBILITY ACT. PPP recipients will soon receive additional time and flexibility in using their loans. — WITH NO GOP INPUT, STAKEHOLDERS FEAR HOUSE HIGHWAY BILL MAY STALL. GOP lawmakers criticized the bill as lacking flexibility for states and giving “outsized” funding to urban areas at the expense of […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/3)

June 3rd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes  — HOUSE-PASSED PPP BILL HITS SNAG IN UPPER CHAMBER. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have threatened to prevent unanimous consent passage of the bill.  — DEMOCRATS OFFER $494 BILLION TRANSPORT BILL TARGETING ECONOMY, CLIMATE. Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unveiled a five-year, $494 billion surface transportation bill […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/2)

June 2nd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — MCCONNELL: SENATE TO TAKE UP HOUSE-PASSED PPP BILL. The upper chamber will “soon” take up a House-passed measure that seeks to reform the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). — HOUSE LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR BUDGET REFORMS IN ‘CARES 2.0.’ A bipartisan group of Members are calling for provisions that address the federal debt and […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (6/1)

June 1st, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — SENATE RETURNS TO BUSY JUNE AGENDA. Senators will return from their Memorial Day district work period this afternoon to a jam-packed agenda for the month of June. — HOUSE RELEASES UPDATED LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR. Democratic leadership has issued an updated legislative calendar for the balance of the 116th Congress. — CONGRESS LOOKS TO […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (5/29)

May 29th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — HOUSE CLEARS PPP REFORM BILL, TRANSPARENCY BILL STALLS. House lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill that seeks to provide PPP recipients with more time and flexibility to use the funds, but a bill that would’ve required more transparency on the program did not pass. Unfortunately, the PPP reform bill does not expand to […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (5/28)

May 28th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — HOUSE TO VOTE ON PPP REFORM BILLS. The lower chamber will consider bills seeking to promote flexibility for PPP loan recipients, as well as more transparency for those who have received the funds. — SENATE NOT LIKELY TO TAKE UP PPP LEGISLATION THIS WEEK. While Congressional leadership has expressed optimism about reaching […]

COVID-19: Federal Update (5/27)

May 27th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Quick Takes — HOUSE GOP MOUNTS LEGAL CHALLENGE TO NEW REMOTE VOTING RULES. House Republicans are expected to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking implementation of the lower chamber’s new remote voting resolution. — CONGRESS CLOSING IN ON DEAL FOR PPP FLEXIBILITY. Congressional leadership is expressing optimism about reaching a deal that would provide PPP […]