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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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Senate Leadership Elections


Many are still reeling from a stunning defeat by President-elect Donald Trump, who handily won several key states that had not turned red in recent history. Wisconsin had not been declared a red state since 1984, and Pennsylvania and Michigan had not turned red since 1988. In fact, with only a mere 13,000 votes separating…

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Post Election Wrap Up and 115th Congress Outlook

In a historic election last night, the American people gave a resounding call for action by electing a Republican President and Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress. With a likely electoral vote margin of 306-232, Donald Trump will become the 45th President in January. The most pressing question is the legislative outlook in a…

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Senate Election Update

With only a day before the pivotal 2016 Elections, Senate races have tightened up to a handful of competitive ones.  With all the focus on the Presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many have not noticed that the race for control of the Senate is a toss-up at the moment.  Though we believe…

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