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2018 Omnibus

Download the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill By Anita Estell, Esq. On March 23, 2018, after the House of Representatives passed the FY18 Omnibus Funding Bill, the Senate approved the bill and sent it to the White House for President Trump’s signature.  After first threatening to veto the bill, the President signed the bill which…(Read More)


#BudgetBreakdown: The Trump FY19 HUD Budget Decimates Programs Relevant to Women of Color & the Poor By: Char’Nese Turner Why WOC Care? 14.2 percent cut to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Cuts represent $8.8 billion in potential lost funding Several community development and homeless programs proposed for…(Read More)

The United States Senate voted 81-18 today to end the three-day shutdown of the federal government.  In ending the shutdown, leaders of both parties agreed to keep the government open until February 8th.  They also agreed to work on details related to the outstanding appropriations bills and immigration reform.  Be sure to stay…(Read More)

The office of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) (pictured left) released a helpful fact sheet on how important federal programs will be affected. Other congressional offices may have similar information. Be sure to contact your member of Congress, should you have questions. The Lewis fact sheet addresses the following basic questions and more. [ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half…(Read More)

At the beginning of September, Congress passed and the president signed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the US government funded through December 8, 2017. The measure also provides emergency relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. As Congress has not yet passed the FY18 appropriations bills, the CR ensures (1) the federal government…(Read More)