Senate Committees – Republican Members & Chairman

The Republicans in the Senate released Committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Below are the assignments for key Committees. If I missed a Committee, you can find its membership list on the full list. The Chairman is listed first and has an asterisk by his/her name. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry *Pat Roberts, Kansas Thad Cochran, […]

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SENATE SHUFFLE: IMPACT ON ENERGY, CLIMATE, FORESTS & MORE

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DEAL OR NO DEAL – WILL THE BUDGET CONFERENCE SUCCEED (AND MUCH MORE)

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AND IT GOES ON AND ON, WATCHING THE (MESSY) RIVER RUN

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WATER, PATENTS, BUDGETS AND EDUCATION, OH MY

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THE CONFERENCE BEGINS: REQUESTS MOUNT

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THE BIG DEAL

SPECIAL POST Congress finally reached a deal to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling.  Unfortunately, the legislation (HR 2775) only funds the government until January 15, 2014 and only extends the US borrowing authority until February 7, 2014. In the meantime, the House and Senate will hold a budget conference, hoping to hash […]

TOENAIL FUNGUS, HEMORRHOIDS, AND DOG POOP

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MOVING AHEAD WHILE SHUTDOWN

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THE SHUTDOWN: COSTS AND IMPACT

Below is a brief posting covering the current status of the shutdown, including  information on the potential impacts the government shutdown may have on you personally and agencies that impact you or your work.  Please click on the links for more detailed information. As the shutdown of the federal government unexpectedly continues, the costs and […]