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Washington Update - July 12, 2020

Billy Moore

The House Appropriations Committee last week advanced all 12 annual spending bills through subcommittee. On Thursday and Friday, the full committee approved the Military Construction-VA, Interior and Legislative Branch appropriations bills. This week, the full committee will complete consideration of the remaining annual bills, clearing all 12 appropriations for floor action when Congress returns to session on July 20.

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Washington Update - July 5, 2020

Billy Moore

Coronavirus infections rose at record rates last week as the economy added a record nearly 5 million jobs last month. The dueling data expose a quandary for Washington: how to address the health and economic crises confronting the country. As Congress departed for the Independent Day recess, Democrats are focused on spending money on both catastrophes while many Republicans, including President Donald Trump, would prefer to make the economy the priority.

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Higher Education Infographic

Blaine Bull

In the last 15 years, big-name universities have built extremely valuable brands and are seeing unprecedented growth. However, in the current era of increased scrutiny, higher education faces significant public risks.

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