On The Hill

Donald Trump signs Executive Order

Presidential Executive Orders & Memoranda

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.
Read more >

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…
Read more >

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…
Read more >

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…
Read more >

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…
Read more >

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…
Read more >

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…
Read more >

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…
Read more >

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…
Read more >

CHCG’s Steve Southerland Named to Board of Advisors of The International Harbor Foundation

The Honorable Steve Southerland, Senior Vice President of Capitol Hill Consulting Group and a former Member of Congress (FL-2), has joined the Board of Advisors of the International Harbor Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and child abuse.  Along with Rear Admiral David Mercer, USN (Ret.) and former Ambassador Ryan Crocker, he will…
Read more >

Confirmation of a New Librarian of Congress

On July 13th, 2016, the Senate voted to fill the position of Librarian of Congress.  The final vote was 74 – 18, with 8 senators abstaining.  Carla Hayden was nominated by President Obama back in February to serve as 14th Librarian of Congress, after the resignation of James Billington.  Billington was appointed by President Ronald…
Read more >

House Passes Resolution Supporting LA Bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Not everything on Capitol Hill has been contentious. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are fast approaching.  Athletes are training hard to depart for the competition in the Southern Hemisphere.  But as athletes from around the world prepare to arrive at the sun soaked beaches of Rio, the international competition to host…
Read more >

Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Energy Tax Policy

Hearing Brief June 14, 2016 On Tuesday, June 14, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to discuss current-law energy tax incentives in the context of comprehensive tax reform. The uncertainty caused by their near-term expiration for the industry paired with the changing nature of the energy field has put pressure on Congress for a…
Read more >

Multi-Employer Pensions and Puerto Rico: and You Think You Have Problems…

An unnamed Senate Finance staffer spoke at a breakfast this morning on two troubling issues: the state of multiemployer pension plans (MEP’s) and the Puerto Rico public debt and retirement situation.  I admit to not being an expert in this field but wanted to pass along my notes with that caveat. Multiemployer Pension Plans He…
Read more >

Obama Administration’s Budget Proposal Review

On Tuesday, President Obama presented his FY2017 budget to Congress.  This is the President’s final budget before he leaves office in January 2017.  The final budget was a $4.1 trillion proposal reflecting his desire to set his agenda for the final months of his presidency and beyond.  The 182 page budget includes a list of…
Read more >
HOUSE.GOV

The Week Ahead

For the main events of the next week and more, go straight to the key events on the house.gov website.

Find out more >
SENATE.GOV

The Week Ahead

For the main events of the next week and more, go straight to the key events on the senate.gov website.

Find out more >

Post Archive

Archives