Kaitlyn McClure

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This Week in Congress – January 9, 2017

Republican leaders in Congress plan to take the initial steps towards repealing and replacing Obamacare this week, hoping to deliver on the campaign promises made by most Republicans over the past six years and by President-elect Trump during the 2016 election cycle. Both chambers are expected to begin their consideration of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – January 3, 2017

The 115th session of Congress will convene in the U.S. Capitol this week and, for the first time since 2006, Republicans will control both legislative chambers and the executive branch of government. The GOP retained its majority in the House and Senate in November’s election, and the unexpected (at least based on the pre-election polling) … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – September 19, 2016

The finish line for Congress could come this week as House and Senate leaders continue to negotiate the details of a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government running beyond the end of this month and into December, through the November election. The emerging details of the funding deal will overwhelm any other activity occurring … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – July 11, 2016

This week marks the final days of scheduled legislative business in the House and Senate before lawmakers adjourn for the national party conventions and an extended summer recess through the Labor Day holiday.  Republican leadership in both chambers have a full agenda prepared before members can depart the nation’s capital.  At the top of their … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – July 5, 2016

Members of the House had a brief reprieve from partisan battles in Washington, D.C. over the Independence Day recess, but they, along with their Senate colleagues, return to Capitol Hill this week to face the same unresolved issues they grappled with in June, including gun control and homeland security, advancing Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations, … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – June 20, 2016

Appropriations continue to dominate floor activity in both the House and Senate this week, but questions over the future of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations process will shift to the Senate where Democrats have forced votes on firearms issues in the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre.  While these firearms-related proposals are likely to … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – April 25, 2016

The Senate will continue working its way through Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations bills this week, with final consideration of the Energy & Water bill expected on Tuesday.  The House will work through a number of legislative items, including several related to trade and business practices.  Both chambers are scheduled to adjourn at the end … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – April 18, 2016

The Senate is aiming to wrap up consideration of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill this week and conclude work on the long-stalled comprehensive energy reform bill, while the House of Representatives will be zeroing in on legislation to provide more oversight of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Senate returns on Monday with … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – April 11, 2016

This week both chambers will be in session, kicking off three busy weeks of legislative activity before the next scheduled recess.  The Senate will resume consideration of its proposal to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), while the House will be taking up legislation related to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules and … Continue Reading

Bipartisan trade secrets bill passes U.S. Senate

In a major win for the American innovative economy, the U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), 87-0. The bill stands a good chance of getting enacted into law, which would be a significant milestone for intellectual property protection particularly in this election year. Trade secrets are increasingly … Continue Reading

This Week in Congress – April 5, 2016

Senators return to Washington on Monday after a two-week recess for a scheduled vote on bipartisan legislation to protect trade secrets. The House continues its spring recess until next week. The Senate is scheduled to open on Monday afternoon with consideration of S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Currently trade secrets lack federal … Continue Reading