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Top Three 1/18/19

Jan 17, 2019

1.  House Passes Contracting Reform Legislation

Earlier this week, the House overwhelmingly passed a NECA-supported bill, H.R. 190, which seeks to allow for reasonable reform to determine whether contracting officers are accurately certifying businesses to receive sole-source contracts, and if these officers are properly classifying sole-source contracts. This bipartisan bill came from the House Small Business Committee which continues to remain a bright spot for bipartisan reform.

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2. Day 28 of the Partial Government Shutdown

This week the House has voted on H.J.Res.27 - Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019. This short-term Counting Resolution would open the nine closed departments and dozens of agencies through Feb. 1. This bill failed to gain the necessary two-thirds support required, under suspension of the rules, to pass the House. 

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3. Pelosi Seeks to Delay State of the Union Citing Security Concerns Amid Shutdown

On January 16, 2019, Speaker Pelosi sent a letter to the White House delaying her invitation for the President to give a Joint Address to Congress on the State of the Union on January 29, 2019 if the government is still in a partial shutdown. 

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