Budget Reconciliation Basics: What To Expect from Democrats' New Climate and Families Plan

Budget Reconciliation Basics: What To Expect from Democrats’ New Climate and Families Plan

On August 9, Senate Democrats released the first solid details of a long-planned, $3.5 trillion "budget reconciliation" push, which could allow Congress'...
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Congress’ FY 2022 Funding Fight Starts This Month

On June 15, the House Appropriations Committee announced their markup schedule for fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding bills, setting up new fights...
Biden budget buildup guarantees busy summer in Washington

Biden budget buildup guarantees busy summer in Washington

Washington is bracing for a flurry of activity starting around Thursday, May 27, when the Biden Administration is set to finally deliver...
Illinois

Illinois Primary Recap 2020

The results of the contested primaries in Illinois will no doubt have lasting impacts on the political environment in the state. Despite...
Trade

MBS Trade Alert UPDATE: President Expands Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Products

New Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs are set to go into effect on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The specific lists for...
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Effectively Engaging Your Member of Congress

The US Congress takes frequent recesses and is often criticized for what is perceived to be a part time working schedule, with the House...
USMCA

Trade Alert: House Reaches Deal On USMCA

House Democrats agreed to support the new U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada, marking a victory for President Trump who ran for office...

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Child Welfare Advocate Becky Miller Updike Joins Michael Best Strategies

DENVER, CO – Michael Best Strategies expands its team in Colorado with the addition of child welfare advocate, Becky Miller Updike. Miller Updike has 25...

Governor Pritzker Personnel

At this time, the Governor has named the following (new appointments in bold at the end of the list): Office of the Governor: Anne Caprara,...