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  1. Washington Business Brief -- They’re Back!  Congress Returns
  2. Washington Business Brief -- Immigration Battle Looms as Recess Winds Down
  3. Washington Business Brief -- Congress Acts before August Recess
  4. Washington Business Brief -- New Developments in Healthcare and Immigration
  5. Washington Business Brief -- Cleveland and the Highway Trust Fund Have a Good Week

News

  1. This Week in Washington -- September 26, 2014

    House Republicans are considering a change in their rules when it comes to voting for Speaker of the House. The new rule will apparently punish any House GOP member who voted on the floor against the conference’s nominee for Speaker. Specifically, a member who does so would be stripped of all committee assignments for that Congress.

  2. This Week in Washington -- September 19, 2014

    Thursday the Senate followed the House and voted to send President Obama a temporary spending bill—known as a Continuing Resolution (CR)—that was coupled with an authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels for combat against the Islamic State.

  3. This Week in Washington -- September 12, 2014

    House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled details of a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 11. The temporary solution includes money to fight the Ebola outbreak, reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank through the end of June 2015, and extends the moratorium on taxing the Internet.

  4. This Week in Washington -- September 5, 2014

    Newly minted House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a memo this week outlining the House GOP’s agenda for September.

  5. This Week in Washington -- August 29, 2014

    President Obama may be getting ready to drop a political nuclear bomb just months before the 2014 mid-term elections. The Obama administration is considering unilateral executive action on immigration—with action coming as early as next week.

  6. This Week in Washington -- August 22, 2014

    Some House Republicans—hopeful their party will take over the Senate majority—are now privately hedging on whether they should go along in September with passage of a continuing resolution (CR) that would expire in December, rather than some later date in 2015. If pushed into next year, the GOP then might control both chambers and Democrats would have less leverage in passing a new budget bill.

  7. This Week in Washington -- August 15, 2014

    Newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a memo to House Republicans last Friday titled “Initial September Outlook” .

  8. This Week in Washington -- August 8, 2014

    With Congress unable to come up with a plan to deal with the crisis on the Mexico border before the August recess, President Obama is now acting unilaterally to deal with it.

  9. POLITICO Magazine | The Grifting Wing vs. The Governing Wing

    Vocabulary.com defines a grifter as: A grifter is a con artist—someone who swindles people out of money through fraud. If there’s one type of person you don’t want to trust, it’s a grifter: Someone who cheats someone out of money.

  10. This Week in Washington -- August 1, 2014

    What was once considered must pass legislation - to deal with the crisis on the border with Mexico - is now in disarray in both chambers. In the House, Republican leaders are hoping to take a second whack at passing an emergency border-funding package, after they suddenly backed off a planned vote Thursday afternoon amid discontent within their own ranks.