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  1. Water & Wastes Digest | Water Sector Groups Announce Water Week 2015

    The event provides an opportunity for water professionals to advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters in support of a healthy, sustainable environment.

  2. This Week in Washington -- March 27, 2015

    House passes budget -- On Wednesday, the House passed a budget by a vote of 228 to 199. The House budget that passed increased defense spending, a move that was necessary to secure the votes of Republican hawks. The House's budget makes cuts to domestic spending on everything from food stamps to welfare. The blueprint also repeals the Affordable Care Act and makes changes to the tax code.

  3. This Week in Washington -- March 20, 2015

    The doc fixed? There may finally be a permanent doc fix, something that has evaded members of both chambers for years despite plenty of pressure to find one. A bipartisan deal between leading healthcare authorizers in both parties was reached in the House to permanently replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, which determines reimbursement rates for various Medicare services. Since 2003, Congress has passed short-term “patches” to the SGR to prevent providers from turning away patients because of looming drastic cuts to services. This week’s agreement is one of the most promising deals to finally reach a long-term solution.

  4. House and Senate Release FY2016 Budgets -- March 19, 2015

    This week, the House and Senate unveiled their FY2016 budgets. Below is a breakdown of those budgets by sectors of interest.

  5. This Week in Washington -- March 13, 2015

    While Republicans enjoy a large majority in the House, the lack of 60 GOP Senators in the Senate continues to be a roadblock to the Republican legislative agenda. As both chambers begin work on the budget, however, a powerful legislative tool known as reconciliation is at their disposal, a tool that would allow them to get around the 60 vote threshold in the Senate. The question is if they use reconciliation, what will the GOP seek to push forward?

  6. This Week in Washington -- March 6, 2015

    The drama over funding for the Department of Homeland Security finally came to an end this week. After months of efforts by conservatives - particularly in the House - to use the Homeland Security funding bill as a vehicle to roll back President Obama's executive action on immigration, Speaker of the House John Boehner finally allowed a vote on a clean funding bill.

  7. This Week in Washington -- February 27, 2015

    With funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) set to expire at midnight Friday, House and Senate lawmakers have spent this week scrambling to find a workable full-year funding solution that averts a partial government shutdown.

  8. National Journal | Ex-Members of Congress Weigh Comebacks After Bashing It

    Many members of Congress don't mince words about the place on their way out. But that doesn't keep some of them from trying to return.

  9. This Week in Washington -- February 20, 2015

    On Monday, President Obama's immigration reform policy hit a judicial roadblock. Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas, issued an injunction that suspends his executive action.