Congress Passes Short-Term Government Funding

The deadlines for appropriations have been moved back to March 8 and March 22, respectively. The Senate and House of Representatives approved a short-term resolution to continue funding…

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USDA Allocates $500 Million toward Wildfire Fighting

Secretary Vilsack says the funding will prioritize 21 high-risk areas. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that an additional $500 million will be put toward fighting wildfires in…

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House Speaker Expects to Avoid Government Shutdown

Congressional leaders met with President Biden to discuss federal funding and emergency foreign aid. A continuing resolution to keep the government funded may resolve a legislative stalemate between…

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President Meets With Legislative Leaders at White House

Discussions focus on emergency foreign aid and government funding. President Joe Biden convened a meeting on Tuesday with House Speaker Mike Johnson, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate…

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House Legislators Work on Military Aid and Border Bill Before Recess

The compromise bill would fund Ukraine and address U.S. border security. Representative Don Bacon of Nebraska is one of four bipartisan members of Congress endeavoring to come up…

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Eight States to Test New HHS Homelessness Recovery Program

Technical assistance is offered to strengthen the partnership between states and the federal government. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that eight states will be…

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White House Announces $5 Billion for Semiconductor Research

The administration establishes a center for research and a public-private development consortium. President Biden’s administration has announced a $5 billion investment into domestic semiconductor research and development (R&D),…

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Pentagon Plans to Install Rooftop Solar Panels 

Other federal buildings will also shift to renewable energy.  The Department of Energy issued a $104 million grant for 31 government buildings to “go green.” As part of that…

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Congress Passes Federal Funding Extension

The current continuing resolution funds the government into early March. Both chambers of Congress passed an extension of a continuing resolution on Thursday to avoid a partial government…

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Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

House must act to avert a government shutdown Friday night.  The Senate passed a bill extending on Thursday extending one of two continuing resolutions the government has been…

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