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Next week, the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “Public Charge” rule will go into effect.  What is the Public Charge rule, and why should I care?

In order to understand the current Public Charge rule, it is necessary to understand the history behind it.  A...

This afternoon the Senate will hold a floor debate on the Udall-Kaine-Merkley-Murphy-Paul-Lee amendment which would require Congressional approval before any military funds could go towards a conflict with Iran. While a seemingly typical procedural event, in actuality,...

Over the past few weeks, you have probably been bombarded by news of the Special Counsel’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation ended and on April 18th, the Report was re...

Last week, several major news outlets featured headlines and articles on the dramatic rise of teen suicide. The reports contained staggering numbers painting a picture for the reader of a society whose children and adolescents are experiencing a mental health crisis th...

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...

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