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Capitol Hill Update

The House returned on December 2 and plans on adjourning for the year on December 13. Across the Hill, the Senate remains in recess and is slated to return next week, with an adjournment target of December 20. These different schedules leave only a few days when both bodies are in session to adopt legislation […]
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Budget Stalemate Ends

Congress and the Obama Administration have ended the 16-day budget crisis by funding programs at current levels through January 15 and raising the debt ceiling until February 7. The measure requires the House and Senate to complete a budget conference agreement by December 13 which would fund the government through the end of the federal […]
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Update from Capitol Hill – October 8, 2013

House Republicans and the Obama Administration remain stalemated over federal funding bills and the debt limit. No discussions are taking place on how to resolve the issues. It appears that, as of this writing, the federal government will remain shut down through the reminder of this week, with attention turning to the date of October […]
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All Quiet on Capitol Hill

The House and Senate have begun their summer recess. Upon their return to Washington on September 9, they will have fewer than ten legislative days to agree upon a plan to continue funding all federal programs and operations before the new federal fiscal year begins on October 1. And, the House is likely to continue […]
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House Adopts Child Support Bill Implementing Hague Treaty

The House of Representatives adopted the International Child Support Recovery Act (H.R. 1896) on June 18. Adopted by a vote of 394-27, the bill would implement the Hague Convention Treaty to improve the enforcement of international child support cases. In a floor statement urging support for the legislation, House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman […]
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Passing of David Gray Ross

Honorable David G. Ross, RET COL US Army, resident of Bowie, MD passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. David Gray Ross began his career as a young lawyer in Bowie, Maryland. He began his public service career in Maryland as a member and Chairman of the Prince George’s County Community College Board of Trustees. […]
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House Re-introduces Bill to Implement Hague Convention Treaty

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee have re-introduced the International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act (H.R. 1896). Supported by NCSEA which testified before the Committee in 2012, the bipartisan bill mirrors the measure that the House of Representatives adopted last year. The measure would implement the Hague Convention Treaty to improve the enforcement […]
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