August 2015
Aug 28, 2015

When Congress returns in September, it will have just three weeks before the start of the new fiscal year.  By October 1st, Congress must either pass all 12 appropriations bills, or a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded...

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Aug 14, 2015

As members of the House and Senate enjoy a month-long break from Washington, the number of legislative priorities that are in need of attention in September continue to pile up. Time-sensitive issues such as the annual appropriation bills a...

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Aug 07, 2015

Just before adjourning for the month-long August recess, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.  The stated purpose of this bill is to “increase accountability for a...

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Aug 03, 2015

The process for reconciling the House and Senate bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is officially under way.  This week, a bipartisan “Gang of Four” met to begin negotiating a proposal that can pass both t...

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