Congress Returns

Congress returned to Washington this week following a two-week recess and Monday’s federal holiday. Lawmakers are mourning the loss of House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who passed away this morning. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) becomes Acting Committee Chair. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) also announced that the House Democratic drug

NDAA, FY20 Government Spending

When lawmakers return to Washington next week, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conferees will aim to bring a final package up for floor votes in each chamber by mid-October. Facing a November 21 deadline, Congressional leaders and the White House will also resume discussions around FY20 government spending.

Communications Decency Act

Recess

The House and Senate were in recess again this week; lawmakers will return to Washington next week following the Columbus Day holiday. On Tuesday, President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese.

Rep. Lowey Not Seeking Reelection, Rep. Thornberry Retiring

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) announced today

On Sep. 26, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor and McGuireWoods LLP partner Gregory S. Walden testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation on behalf of the Small UAV Coalition, to which he serves as Aviation Counsel. Walden, a former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Counsel, was invited to testify on the drone

Continuing Resolution, FY20 Spending Bills

With government spending authority set to expire next Monday and Congress scheduled to begin a two week recess after wrapping its work this week, the Senate today voted 82-15 to pass a House-passed continuing resolution (CR) to extend funding through November 21. The White House has indicated that the President

Continuing Resolution

The Senate is expected to take up the House-passed CR while House and Senate conferees formally begin to reconcile the differences between the chambers’ National Defense Authorization Acts with the goal of bringing a final product to each floor by the end of the month.

Digital Platform Mergers

Next Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary

Continuing Resolution

With government spending authority set to expire on September 30, congressional leaders focused this week on efforts to avert a shutdown. The House voted 301-123 today to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to extend funding through November 21; the CR also includes several other measures, including provisions to extend the Export-Import Bank charter

Federal Updates

  • The House plans to take up a continuing resolution this week to extend government funding at current levels into November.
  • Senate Appropriations Committee passed fiscal year 2020 spending levels, including $187.7 billion for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education.
  • House Education and Labor Committee Democrats released a report titled, Investing in Economic

congressContinuing Resolution, Export-Import Bank, National Flood Insurance Program

The House plans to take up a continuing resolution next week to extend government funding at current levels into November. Majority Leader Hoyer (D-MD) also plans to bring bills to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to the floor.

Senate Hearing on

Congress Returned to Washington

Congress returned to Washington this week after its annual summer recess with just a handful of legislative days remaining before the fiscal year ends at the end of the month. While the Senate Appropriations Committee takes up its first FY21 spending measures today, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has already