Rising Freight Costs and Port Delays: Finding Solutions to a Supply Chain Crisis

Amidst a global pandemic, strains on the supply chain have reached emergency levels and the U.S. government is taking notice. The Biden administration has appealed to stakeholders for recommendations in finding solutions to problems ranging from continued backlogs at ports, rising container rates, limited warehouse space and lack of transportation, price-gauging, to shortages of shipping […]

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Window On Washington – August 10, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 32

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital Congress. While neither the Senate or the House has formally adjourned for their respective August recesses due to the coronavirus relief package negotiations, there are currently no hearings or floor proceedings scheduled for this week in either chamber. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Majority Leader […]

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Window On Washington – August 3, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 31

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital Congress. After passing a massive spending package that included six annual appropriations bills, the House departed for a tentative five-week recess subject to return as negotiations continue on the effort to aid the coronavirus-ravaged U.S. economy. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said last Friday that members will […]

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Window On Washington – July 27, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 30

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital The House. This week, House lawmakers have planned action on H.R. 7617, a seven-bill FY 2021 appropriations package which includes Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science, Energy and Water, Financial Services, Homeland Security, Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding. The second, larger package touches on contentious issues, including measures that would cut off the […]

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Window On Washington – July 20, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 29

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital The House. The House will start work on the $750.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 6395) today and likely finish the measure setting Pentagon policy by tomorrow. On Wednesday, Democrats plan to bring up the No Ban Act (H.R. 2214), which would overturn the president’s ban on […]

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Window On Washington – June 29, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 26

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital The House. The House will vote this week on the “INVEST in America Act” (H.R. 2), a more than $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that would include spending on roads, bridges, transit systems, schools, housing, rural broadband and the postal service. The bill text, section by section summary, fact […]

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Window On Washington – July 6, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 27

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital Congress. The Senate is in recess this week, and will return Monday, July 20. Though the House has no floor action scheduled this week, House appropriators aim to hold all twelve subcommittee markups from July 6 to 8, with full committee markups planned for later this week and […]

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Window On Washington – July 13, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 28

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital Congress. The Senate is in recess this week, and will return Monday, July 20. House appropriators plan to approve all twelve of their FY 2021 spending bills in full committee by the end of this week. The full committee will markup Energy-Water and Labor-HHS-Education today, Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science and […]

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Window On Washington – June 22, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 25

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital The House. The House will vote this Friday on a bill to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state, marking the first time Congress has voted on the issue since 1993. The House Armed Services Committee will also start marking up its version of the annual defense authorization bill […]

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Window On Washington – June 15, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 24

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital The House. Though no votes are currently scheduled for this week, the House will begin marking up two sweeping bills on Wednesday. Along with the House Judiciary markup of the “Justice in Policing Act of 2020” (see more information below), the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will also […]

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Window On Washington – June 8, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 23

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital The House. The House will meet in a pro forma session at 9 a.m. today, but no votes are scheduled this week. However, the lower chamber will hold multiple remote hearings addressing COVID-19, including a House Financial Services hearing on the pandemic’s effect on housing renters and evictions, […]

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Window On Washington – June 1, 2020, Vol. 4, Issue 22

Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital The House. House Democratic leaders have released an updated calendar and letter detailing their legislative priorities for the remainder of the year and how the lower chamber will do its work as the coronavirus pandemic maintains a grip on the country. The updated floor schedule has lawmakers staying in their home districts […]

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