Feb 14, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Wednesday that they reached a bipartisan deal to raise budget caps for fiscal years (FYs) 2018 and 2019, paving the way for Congress to finaliz...
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Feb 07, 2018
President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening, emphasizing his support for immigration reform and restoring infrastructure.   The President called on Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion ...
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Jan 29, 2018
On Monday evening Congress managed to pass legislation to reopen the federal government after a brief three-day shutdown, which mostly took place over the weekend.  The bill, signed by the President Monday night, will extend current funding...
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Jan 24, 2018
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018   Dear CEF Members:           I. Continuing resolutions cut FY 2017 education funding   Because the sequester-level cap for non-defense discretionary spending for fiscal year (FY) 2018 is lower than the...
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Jan 22, 2018
Unless Congress can pass another temporary appropriations bill (known as a “continuing resolution” or CR), the federal government will shut down at midnightFriday.  The impact of the shutdown would begin with the potential closure of nation...
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Jan 15, 2018
The beginning of the second session of the 115th Congress this month brought with it two new members to the Senate, Doug Jones (D-AL) and Tina Smith (D-MN), narrowing the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49.  Jones takes the former R...
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Jan 08, 2018
Members of Congress found their first day back from the holiday recess delayed this week as a rare winter cyclone swept the east coast from Boston to Florida, cancelling flights and making travel difficult.  But once they return, lawmakers ...
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Dec 26, 2017
The House and Senate passed a major tax reform bill this week, mostly along party lines, that could have a negative impact on State and local education funding down the line.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a number of provisions that w...
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