Senate Dems Reach Agreement on $3.5T Budget Resolution

Senate Democrats reached a breakthrough this week on a $3.5 trillion package that includes massive new spending on a range of health, education and federal safety net programs endorsed by President Biden and progressive lawmakers. Republicans have opposed many of the proposals in the plan, but Democrats intend to move this legislation via the budget… Read more »

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 »