Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 16, 2024

Top House Democrats plan to oppose GOP legislation compelling the delivery to Israel of defense equipment already approved by Congress — and are actively urging a no vote in their caucus, teeing up a fight over an issue deeply dividing the party.  Democrats are rallying to oppose a House Republican effort,  H.R. 8369 – Israel… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2024

The Senate reconvened at 10:00 A.M. and is expected to vote on confirmation of the nomination of Courtney Diesel O’Donnell to be United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, with the rank of Ambassador as well as the nomination of Sanket Jayshukh Bulsara to be United States District Judge… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 14, 2024

The Senate will reconvene for the week at 3:00 P.M. and will take up the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Courtney Diesel O’Donnell to be United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, with the rank of Ambassador. The House reconvened for the week at 2:00 P.M…. Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 9, 2024

The Senate just cleared a procedural hurdle as it moved closer to reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline.  Senators voted 84 to 13 to open debate on the five-year reauthorization, putting them closer to clearing the complex package.  This comes as the House voted on Wednesday to pass a one-week… Read More

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) on Tuesday night teed up H.R. 3935, the FAA Reauthorization, for a procedural vote on Thursday. The package will need 60 votes to advance.  The Senate’s push to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is coming down to the wire this week as they struggle to strike a… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 7, 2024

The Senate will reconvene at 3:00 P.M. and will consider the nomination of Donna Welton, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste with a vote expected at 5:30 P.M.  Following disposition of the Welton nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3935, an act to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 6, 2024

While the Senate won’t be in session until tomorrow, the House reconvened at 2:00 P.M.  Casting a specter over the House is the threat from Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) to force a vote on the motion to vacate the chair to remove Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana).  Greene is scheduled to meet on Monday afternoon… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 2, 2024

The Senate on Wednesday took the first step toward passing a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Senators voted 89 to 10 to overcome the first procedural hurdle and move toward consideration of the package ahead of the May 10th funding deadline.  However, Republicans have called for upwards of 20 amendment votes, both… Read More

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) announced this morning she’ll act next week to force a vote on whether to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana), an extraordinary move highlighting the tremendous internal turmoil in the GOP.  But the effort is all but certain to fail after Democratic leaders said they would vote to protect the Speaker… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
April 29, 2024

Congress is set to reconvene this week amid bitter GOP infighting and explosive protests on college campuses nationwide, two issues that are expected to dominate the dialogue on Capitol Hill in the coming days.  Lawmakers are likely to weigh in on the pro-Palestinian protests roiling college campuses across the country that are pitting some members… Read More