Digital Advocacy Update – Week in Politics in Washington DC

Intelligent Response Data Segmentation ServicesThis week’s digital advocacy update focus on a glimpse of the sun rising a little bit in Washington DC last week.

Two spending bills were approved by the House of Representative, and 1 additional spending bill that is in the queue to be approved by the House.  This equates to three (3) of twelve (12) major spending bills.

  • The House of Representatives passed the Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Spending Bill (H.R.4486 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015)
  • Legislative Branch Spending Bill was approved by the House of Representatives ((H.R. 4487), which provides “annual funding for the offices of Members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress (including security), services for visitors, and Capitol operations and maintenance. The bill was approved on a vote of 402-14”, according to the House Committee on Appropriations web site.
  • The Commerce, Justice and Science Bill is in the queue to be voted on by the House of Representatives (Appropriations Committee Releases the Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science Bill).

As you are aware, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the fiscal year 2015 budget this past December (The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013).

It appears that the House of Representatives and the Senate are beginning to work together again.  Albeit, slowly.  The next step, is to become strategic about where our country is going fiscally – balancing the budget, and laying out a roadmap to both grow our economy and reduce our long-term debt.

By Nick Mavrick

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