Appropriations Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

On June 26th The Full Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representative passed legislation providing annual funding for fiscal year 2014 for the national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, and other related agencies.   The bill totals $30.4 billion – a cut of $2.9 billion below… More »


Thursday in Washington

Thursday in Washington:   Both the House and the Senate will be in session today.  The Senate continues its consideration of the Marketplace Fairness Act.   Senator Reid filed cloture on the bill yesterday in an attempt to bring consideration of the measure to a conclusion by the end of the week.  The House will be… More »


Wednesday in Washington

Wednesday in Washington: Both the House and the Senate are in session. The House will continue its consideration of H.Con.Res.25, the House’s Budget Resolution, which appears to be on track to pass by the end of the week. The Senate continues to struggle to complete its work on the CR/mini-bus legislation. Majority Leader Reid is… More »


Tuesday in Washington

Both the House and the Senate are in session today. The House will begin consideration of H.Con.Res. 25, the House’s budget resolution. Meanwhile, the Senate will continue its efforts to resolve differences over the number and content of votes on the Senate’s version the continuing resolution/mini-bus legislation. Senator Reid filed cloture on both the Murray… More »