Senate Passes HR 748: COVID-19 relief package

Posted by perry.wasserman on Mar 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM

On March 25 the Senate approved a $2 trillion aid package (HR 748) to address the economic fallout from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by a 96-0 vote. The bill, which is the third legislative relief package to address COVID-19, now goes to the House where Speaker Pelosi has said it will be taken up Friday “with strong bipartisan support.” President Trump has indicated he will promptly sign the measure into law when he receives it.

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Final 2019 Legislative Session Update

Posted by perry.wasserman on Dec 18, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Yesterday, The House approved a massive spending and tax package (HR 1158, HR 1865) that includes several important provisions affecting the work of charitable fundraisers.  The Senate is expected to follow suit this week, and White House aides have indicated President Trump will sign the two measures into law before a temporary spending bill expires at midnight on Friday. 

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Uncertainty Continues Late into Final 2018 Legislative Session

Posted by perry.wasserman on Dec 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM

From completing work on pending appropriations bills to a landmark overhaul of criminal sentencing laws, the week before Christmas on Capitol Hill will go down as a hectic one, to say the least.  Lawmakers are also trying to make some headway on various tax measures and extend and/or reauthorize a number of important government programs, all against a backdrop of dwindling legislative days and the likely absences of lame-duck lawmakers not coming back next year. 

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Uncertainty Continues Late into Final 2018 Legislative Session

Posted by perry.wasserman on Dec 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM

From completing work on pending appropriations bills to a landmark overhaul of criminal sentencing laws, the week before Christmas on Capitol Hill will go down as a hectic one, to say the least.  Lawmakers are also trying to make some headway on various tax measures and extend and/or reauthorize a number of important government programs, all against a backdrop of dwindling legislative days and the likely absences of lame-duck lawmakers not coming back next year. 

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What to Watch in November

Posted by perry.wasserman on Oct 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM

With under one month to go before a historic midterm election, Democrats could take control of the House in 2019 and may even stand an outside chance of gaining power in the Senate.  But, as Republicans in Congress prepare for this potential “blue wave” on November 6th, they have pressed ahead in September on a vast array of matters, making some significant progress on a number of issues following their annual summer break. 

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What to Watch in November

Posted by perry.wasserman on Oct 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM

With under one month to go before a historic midterm election, Democrats could take control of the House in 2019 and may even stand an outside chance of gaining power in the Senate.  But, as Republicans in Congress prepare for this potential “blue wave” on November 6th, they have pressed ahead in September on a vast array of matters, making some significant progress on a number of issues following their annual summer break. 

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