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Friday Night Wrap-Up

Summer may officially be over, but it still feels very much like July here in DC (mostly because it’s about 197 degrees today); Congress returned to Capitol Hill on Monday, picking up where they left their negotiations over the upcoming fiscal year. 756 more words

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Cornyn Disputes Dysfunction

The Chief Majority Whip, John Cornyn, R-TX, challenged the idea that the Senate fails to get things done today.

He held up the 240 bills acted on by the Senate, 140 of which were signed into law. 130 more words

What the Passing of the Appropriations Bills Mean For Businesses

Following the spirit of the recently concluded Olympic games, the Nation is now in its own sprint through the final turn of fiscal year (FY) 2016 with the Congress having one eye on the November elections and the other, ostensibly, focused on funding the Federal government for fiscal year 2017. 432 more words


How are your tax expenditures tracking?

Let’s talk about tax (expenditures).

Now these were hinted at in Monday’s post on Mr Woodhouse and behind the deathless Treasuryspeak of the term is something all good citizens should know about. 605 more words

Corporate Welfare


By: Jordan Turner | Law Clerk | jordan.turner@procopio.com

Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com

If you thought Tribal lands were insulated from the extreme partisanship that permeates our political landscape, think again. 566 more words

"Love well, if not wisely": Romeo and Juliet... and Benvolio and Rosaline

Fiona Hartley-Kroeger (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

One of the great things appropriation can do is redefine “who lives, who dies, who tells your story” (to borrow from Lin-Manuel Miranda). 1,055 more words

Book Reviews

House Appropriations Committee OK’s Spending Bill that Prohibits Enforcement of Controversial DOL and NLRB Regulations and Policies

On July 14th, the House Appropriations Committee approved a $161.6 billion  draft Labor, Health, and Human Service bill that contains several provisions that would prevent the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) from using money to enforce recent regulations and policies that have caused considerable controversy for employers. 1,088 more words

Employer Policies And Procedures