Quick Hit – December 18, 2015

Congress’s Holiday Gift to Obama… Today, the Senate finalized the $1.8 trillion spending deal and tax package in a 65-33 vote. It is expected that the bipartisan legislation will be signed into law by the President shortly. Biggest takeaways… The Republicans got: Lift on long-time ban on oil exports Permanent tax breaks for business Sec. […]

Quick Hit – December 15, 2015

Race to the Finish… Late Tuesday night House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a $1.1 trillion spending bill and $500 billion tax package deal to fund the government through fall 2016. The spending legislation and tax package will go to the House, to be voted on separately, on Thursday. The bills are expected to pass despite […]

Quick Hit – Dec 10, 2015

FY16 Spending Negotiations The original deadline Dec. 11 deadline for the omnibus bill is likely to be extended through the weekend to Dec. 18. Congress has been struggling to complete the spending legislation in time due to ideological contestations over certain policy riders including refugee policy, financial regulations, and Planned Parenthood funding. A short continuing […]