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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

Hearings/Markups

House Committee on Energy and Commerce: “Improving Maternal Health: Legislation to Advance Prevention Efforts and Access to Care”
The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on several bills to improve maternal health and welfare. The hearing discussed four maternal health bills: the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness Act, introduced

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

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Speaker Pelosi to Release Drug Pricing Plan in September, Progressive Caucus Raises Transparency Concerns

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) upcoming drug pricing plan is expected for release in September, according to Rep. Pelosi’s health policy aide, Wendell Primus. The proposal authorizes the government to limit prices for certain expensive drugs and ensure that negotiated

Return from Recess

Members of the House and Senate will both return to Washington on Monday after spending August in their states and districts.

Third Hearing on Online Platforms and Market Power

Next Thursday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law will hold the third in its series of hearings on Online

Field Hearing | Transforming Rural America: A New Era of Innovation

With Congress set to return to Washington next week, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet holds a field hearing today in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on “Transforming Rural America: A New Era of Innovation” with a focus on expanding

House Judiciary to Return Sept. 4 to Markup Bills Aimed at Reducing Gun Violence

Congress remains in recess through the second week of September, but the House Judiciary Committee will return to Washington on September 4 to markup several bills aimed at reducing gun violence. The Committee will also hold a hearing September 25 on