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Over the last few weeks, you have undoubtedly heard about a lawsuit in Texas, Mr. Trump's positions on health care policy and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Believe it or not, all three of these things are intricately linked to each other, and it was probably only a ma...

With the President’s 2020 budget released just last week, we thought a brief review of the budgetary process and what the President's budget means seems in order. Mr. Trump's $4.7 trillion budget blueprint, the largest in U.S. history, includes calls for $8.6 billion i...

Some of you may be wondering why President Trump’s recent declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for the border wall project is getting so much attention. As you may recall, it was the inability to secure the funds for this project through the legislativ...

Following months of debate, continuing resolutions, and a last-minute veto threat, Congress finally passed an omnibus appropriation bill last Friday. The 2,232 page, $1.3 trillion spending bill covers each of the government's major areas of discretionary spending, from...

Last week was a busy week for the federal government as both Congress and the Administration once again contemplated the opioid crisis. We heard President Trump make a statement about an opioid package with details released potentially later this week. In Congress, the...

Immigration reform is a never abating issue facing our federal and state governments. The terms themselves, “immigration reform," trigger various connotations within every individual let alone political parties and interest groups. And while immigration policies surfac...

On Friday, February 9, Congress passed yet another Continuing Resolution (C.R.) to ensure that the government remains open. This most recent CR created a new deadline of March 23 when once again we face a possible shut-down. Unlike the other CRs that we have seen pass...

As discussed in our previous blog, continuing resolutions (CRs) are a legislative stop-gap measure that Congress can enact to keep the government funded and functioning temporarily. While intended to be a mere fall back option for Congress, it has increasingly become a...

Throughout Washington and across the Nation, continuing resolutions have been the center of discussion for many as they wonder if/when/how their jobs, programs, etc. will continue to be funded. In its simplest sense, a continuing resolution (CR) is a piece of legislati...

The fact that we are once again talking about health care reform is as surprising perhaps to you as it is to us! Like many, we assumed that efforts to pass substantial health reform this year had been exhausted with the defeat of the Senate bill in August. And yet, her...

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