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Senate Updates Health Care Bill

A revision to the Senate Republican health care bill was released yesterday afternoon, focusing on encouraging individuals to remain continuously covered by health insurance. With the new changes, people who had a lapse in insurance coverage of 63 days or more would be required to wait six months before obtaining health care under their new…

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Senate Republicans Release Health Care Plan

The much-anticipated Senate Republican health care bill, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act, was released on Thursday, June 22. The proposed Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act calls for deep cuts in Medicaid, elimination of individual and employers mandates, and allows states to opt out of insurance requirements. The bill reduces the eligibility…

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President Trump vows to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system

President Trump signed the Air Traffic Control Initiative earlier this month in hopes of privatizing and modernizing the ATC. The initiative was signed in the East Room of the White House, where Trump made his remarks. “We’re proposing reduced wait times, increased route efficiency, and far fewer delays,” Trump said. “Our plan will get you…

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FY 17 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Released


  The House Appropriations Committee released the FY 17 Omnibus Appropriations bill today.  Accompanying the bill was the following statement by Chairman Frelinghuysen: “This package of the remaining Appropriations bills is the result of over a year’s worth of careful and dedicated efforts to closely examine federal programs to make the best possible use of…

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Presidential Executive Orders & Memoranda


Donald Trump signs Executive Order

Courtesy NBC News

Since taking office, President Trump has issued a number of presidential actions that signal big changes for the executive branch and the country as a whole. To keep up to date on the President’s actions, click below for a current list of Executive Orders and Memoranda.

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Budget Reconciliation Update

As the Senate looks to wrap up its consideration of the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget this week, this is the first step in process by which Congressional Republicans will seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As announced by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), the FY17 Budget contains reconciliation instructions that enable the…

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American Petroleum Institute Annual State of American Energy Conference

The American Petroleum Institute held their annual State of American Energy conference today at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C., headlined by a keynote address from API CEO, Jack Gerrard. Proclaiming America to be in the midst of a “21st Century energy renaissance,” Gerrard said that oil and natural gas are serving as its…

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What is Budget Reconciliation?


How does it work? Budget reconciliation is a deficit reduction tool, created in the 1974 Budget Act, aimed at implementing guidelines laid out in a congressionally-approved budget.  Both chambers must pass an identical budget resolution with instructions to reconcile spending or other revenue matters to the resolution.  There may be up to three reconciliation instructions…

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Trump’s Washington: Here’s How It Looks, Thus Far

Treasury Secretary: Steve Mnuchin Though many conservative groups had pushed for House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling to be the new Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin confirmed Wednesday morning that he had accepted the nomination. The former Goldman Sachs partner said that he will make the reformation of the United States tax code his…

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President-Elect Trump Outlines First 100 Days

On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump released a video that outlined some of his policy plans during his first 100 days in office, and what executive actions are planned for his first day.  This means that he wants the next generation of production and innovation to occur in America and creating jobs and wealth for American…

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