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Congressional Update President Biden Releases “Skinny” Budget Request Earlier today, April 9, President Biden released a long-anticipated budget request to Congress, outlining his administration’s desired spending priorities for the upcoming 2022 federal fiscal year (FY 22). During most Presidents’ first … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending April 9, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 2436-2470 and SF 2323-2389 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature April 5-9, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update House Releases Community Project Funding Guidance On Tuesday, March 23, the House Appropriations Committee formally published guidance regarding the process for Members of Congress to request “Community Project Funding”—the committee’s new term for appropriations earmarks. As previously shared, … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 26, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 2326-2435 and SF 2200-2322 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 22-26, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  Earmarks Poised to Make a Comeback  Since 2011, both the House and the Senate have observed a moratorium on so-called “earmarks”—spending for specific projects or priorities made at the direction of individual Members of Congress. Earlier this month, … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 19, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 2174-2325 and SF 2034-2199 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 15-19, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  American Rescue Plan Enacted  Since coming to office, President Biden has sought to prioritize his administration’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among these efforts was a $1.9 trillion proposalreleased on the day of his inauguration, dubbed “The … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 12, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 1954-2173 and SF 1803-2033 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 8-12, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as … Continue reading

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Federal Update

Earlier today, the United States Senate passed its substitute version of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. The measure passed 50-49 along party lines with one Senator absent from the proceedings. The $1.9 trillion total relief plan package … Continue reading

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Congressional Update  Senate Considers American Rescue Plan On Saturday, February 27, the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319), mostly along party lines, by a marginof 219-212. If enacted, ARP would provide nearly $1.9 … Continue reading

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