House Passes Offshore Drilling Bills, Congress Goes On Recess

Monday in Washington: Congress Goes on Recess: Should be a slow week in Washington.  Congress is on recess this week for the July 4th holiday.  Before leaving town, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation by a vote of 68-32. The House passed H.R. 1613, the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act, by a vote… More »


What Is A Tax Expenditure? Why It Matters..

In preparation for tax reform discussions, the Joint Tax Committee produced a document tracking and explaining “tax expenditures” from 2012-2017. The report lays out estimates of many of the energy tax provisions expected to be debated later this year, many of which have already been targeted by legislative proposals. The report highlights the near quadrupling… More »


Thursday in Washington

The House and the Senate remain in recess, but concerns over the impending sequestration are keeping press offices busy at the White House and on Capitol Hill. The effort to assign blame is reaching a fever pitch as Members attempt to safeguard programs of importance to their states and districts. At the same time, preparations… More »