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Political Report: 7/17/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis and Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: Summer Recess Looms as Spending Negotiations Continue With less than two weeks to go until the House’s summer recess starts on July 26, major progress needs to be made on several appropriations bills. The Senate will continue negotiating a …

Political Report: 7/10/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Congress Returns to a Summer of Controversy Both the House of Representatives and Senate return from their fourth of July recess to major pending fights over a Supreme Court nomination and, of more direct relevance to this piece, appropriations. While the nomination of Judge Brett …

Political Report: 6/26/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: House of Representatives to Pass Department of Defense Appropriations This week the House of Representatives will pass the House Appropriations Committee’s Department of Defense appropriations bill (H.R. 6157). While this legislation will be subject to floor amendments (there were 139 submitted, though only 27 were …

Political Report: 6/19/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: Senate to Wrap up FY 2019 NDAA as bill heads towards early Conference Committee After a prolonged debate, the Senate passed its version of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on Monday evening. This legislation, now named the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act …

Political Report: 6/11/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to be Debated in the Senate Congress continues to move forward on defense legislation this week, with both the House and the Senate taking up defense bills for FY 2019. After overcoming objections from Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike …

Political Report: 6/5/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story – Appropriations Process Gets Underway in the House while the Senate begins debate on the NDAA After several busy weeks of defense activity, this week the Congressional appropriations process should get underway, as the House of Representatives is scheduled to take up and pass a …

Political Report: 5/23/2018

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) To Be Debated in the House and Marked Up in the Senate It’s a busy week in Congress before Memorial Day weekend. The House Armed Services Committee’s (HASC) version of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515) will be …

Political Report: 5/16/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Passes FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act After a remarkably brief 14.5-hour mark-up, the House Armed Services Committee passed its version of the FY 2019 NDAA just before 1am on Thursday, May 10th. This legislation provides an early marker for …

Political Report: 5/8/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Mark-Up on Wednesday The House Armed Services Committee will take up and pass H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, on Wednesday, May 9th. This is the first legislative step in funding the Department …

Political Report: 4/23/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: House Armed Services Subcommittees to Mark-Up the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act This week the House Armed Services Committee will begin marking up the FY 2019 NDAA (H.R. 5515), starting with subcommittee mark-ups on Thursday, April 26th. After that, the full committee will mark-up …