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Health Update (October 13)

Relief Talks Stalled On Tuesday (Oct. 6), President Trump called off negotiations on an additional COVID-19 relief package until after the election. The announcement comes after months of failed negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. However, the White House reversed course later in the week and offered a $1.8…
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Tax Update (October 5)

Congress CR On Thursday (Oct. 1), President Trump signed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded until Dec. 11, 2020. The Senate passed the CR 84-10 on Wednesday (Sep. 30).[1]  COVID-19 Relief On Thursday (Oct. 1), House Speaker Pelosi said that Republicans are reluctant of Democratic demands to scale back net operating loss…
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Energy Update (October 5)

Congress Wildlife Package On Thursday (Oct. 1), the House passed S. 3051, America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, by voice vote. The bill would authorize $1.1 billion in conservation programs. The legislation was originally negotiated by the leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE). The bill would reauthorize…
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Health Update (October 5)

House Passes $2.2T Relief Bill On Thursday (Oct. 1), the House passed the revised HEROES Act. The new legislation would provide: $76 billion for testing, contact tracing, and isolation measures, and $28 billion for development, manufacturing, and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. The legislation is unlikely to move in the Republican-led Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…
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Tax Update (September 28)

Congress CR On Tuesday (Sep. 22), the House voted 359-57 to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government until Dec. 11, 2020. “We have an agreement that will keep the government functioning for the people,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said on Tuesday (Sep. 22). On Thursday (Sep. 24), the Senate had…
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Energy Update (September 28)

Supreme Court Vacancy On Friday (Sep. 18), Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was known as a champion of gender equality, civil liberties, and pay equity, and also leaves behind a long environmental legacy. President Trump plans to announce a nominee…
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Health Update (September 28)

Progress on CR, Additional Relief Talks Late Tuesday evening (Sep. 22), the House passed a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through Dec. 11, 2020. The Senate plans to hold a final vote on a funding bill next Tuesday (Sep. 29), putting it right up against the Wednesday deadline to prevent a shutdown.…
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