January 17, 2018
DRAMA OF THE WEEK: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - New Year, Same Drama. Lawmakers are facing yet another potential government shutdown — the current continuing resolution (“CR”) is set to expire on Jan. 19. Congress must pass another short-term funding bill to avert a shutdown. Despite weeks of negotiations, a long-term spending deal is still out of reach. The sticking points remain the same: discretionary spending levels, DACA, and border security.
January 16, 2018
This Week: Finance Held HHS Nominee Hearing, CHIP Doesn’t Cost So Much After All…CMS Launches New Bundled Payment Program…CMS Issues Guidance on Medicaid Work Requirements.
January 12, 2018
This week legislators returned to Raleigh for the first special session of 2018 and held interim committee meetings throughout the week.
January 09, 2018
WORD OF THE WEEK: PARITY Both the House and Senate are back this week, and it’s déjà vu. The continuing resolution is set to expire Jan. 19 — lawmakers must come to an agreement on funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 to avoid a government shutdown. Sound familiar?