House Democrats Seek to Revive Earmarks

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told House Democrats this week that earmarking will be revived this Congress and that the effort will be bipartisan, according to a report in POLITICO. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is reportedly working on a “reformed process” for allowing lawmakers to insert targeted spending projects into larger… Read more »

White House Ready to Accept Omnibus Spending Bill

Congressional appropriators are reportedly preparing a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government after the continuing resolution expires on Dec. 11. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) met this week with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and are confident that President Trump will… Read more »

Trump Signs Stopgap Spending Bill

President Trump signed legislation early this morning to keep the government funded through Dec. 11, averting any threat of a government shutdown until after the November elections. Funding was set to lapse at midnight and Trump signed the bill about an hour later after returning from a campaign rally in Minnesota. The Office of Management… Read more »