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Political Report: 4/16/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: House Armed Services Committee Gears up for the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) This week neither chamber will have on the floor any legislation directly relevant to aerospace and defense, but things are starting to get busy in the House Armed Services Committee …

Political Report: 4/9/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: The Budget Fight May Come Back and Other Problems Facing Congress this Spring After a two-week Easter break, Congress is back in town, with both chambers looking to make progress on an ever-growing set of legislative priorities. At the same time, news leaked that the …

Political Report: 3/19/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Government Funding Runs Out Friday, but a Shutdown is Unlikely On Friday the current continuing resolution runs out and Congress should, emphasis on should, pass an omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government through the remaining six months of FY 2018. However, Congressional leadership fights …

Political Report: 3/12/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Pentagon Likely to Receive Flexibility on O&M Spending in FY 2018 Omnibus As Congress continues to work on drafting FY 2018 appropriations, it appears increasingly likely that the Department of Defense will be given more flexibility to spend O&M dollars. Due to the limited time …

Political Report: 3/6/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: FY 2019 Spending Discussion Moves to the Hill This week discussion on FY 2019 spending moves from the President’s Budget Request to the Hill as authorizing and appropriating committees start to meet with representatives from the Department of Defense regarding FY 2019 spending. In the …

Political Report: 2/26/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Short Term Promise & Near-Term Peril This week should be a quiet one in Congress as the House of Representatives is in session for one day, recessing early to allow the body of Billy Graham to lay in state in the Capitol rotunda, and the …

Political Report: 2/13/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Budget Deal and Budget Drop Days after a bipartisan budget deal was reached to fund Washington for another two years, the White House released the FY 2019 budget request on Monday. The far-reaching budget deal signed last Friday lifts limits on defense spending by $165 …

Political Report: 2/6/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Another Funding Deadline Looms with No Deal in Place Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on their big Super Bowl win. Apparently New England doesn’t get to win every year, but no hard feelings as it was a fantastic game. This week, Congress must deal with …

Political Report: 1/31/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: State of the Union Address Dominates Headlines as FY 2019 Budget Leaks Start On January 30th President Donald Trump delivered his first formal State of the Union address. While light on specifics related to defense and aerospace, the speech did include support for the elimination …

Political Report: 1/23/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Government Shut Down Over So, that happened. On Friday, January 19th, Senators could not reach agreement on a four-week funding resolution as four Republicans joined the majority of the Democratic caucus in filibustering a continuing resolution that would have funded the government through February 16th. …