July 29, 2019
The House of Representatives approved the Budget and Debt Ceiling agreement – and then adjourned for their August break. The Senate is in this week and will consider the budget agreement and a series of confirmation votes before they leave Washington. Al Jackson reviews activity on the upcoming Defense Appropriations bill. Steve Gordon covers the budget and debt ceiling agreement, the Senate’s floor agenda this week, trade news on USMCA and China, and a look at Federal Election Commission reports for the 2nd quarter from key Senate incumbents and their challengers. Steve provides a summary of the Surface Transportation Bill that was just released by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee…and closes with a note on Dan Coats – all in Heard on the Hill.
We’ll follow the Senate and House out of town. But we’ll be back in a few weeks on a preview of what looks like a busy September and October.
As always, thanks for your notes and suggestions. We’ll be back in a few weeks with the next edition of This Week.