FY21 Appropriations

With the FY21 appropriations process officially underway, Cabinet secretaries and other senior administration officials will continue to make the rounds before congressional committees of jurisdiction over the coming weeks to testify in support of the President’s budget request. The House Appropriations Committee is planning to begin subcommittee markups on April 21, followed by full committee markups the week of April 28. The Committee plans to complete all markups by May 19 with the goal of passing all of its bills before July. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are also in the early stages of hearings for the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

5G Summit

The White House is planning to host a 5G summit in April, according to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will also hold a forum on March 26 focused on 5G virtualized radio access networks.

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