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Today on the Hill: House Readies Stopgap Funding Bill for Floor Time

House lawmakers will resume legislative business today as members eye action on government funding. The House Rules Committee is slated to meet later today to craft the rule that will govern debate for a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government through Nov. 21. Additional details on the House CR remain unclear, as lawmakers are still jostling for certain legislative priorities — including extensions for expiring Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as increased funding for payments to farmers impacted by tariffs — to be tacked on to the bill. In other notable funding news, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced yesterday that the upper chamber will take up the first House-passed minibus for the purpose of using it as a legislative “shell” that the Senate will use for its first spending votes.

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TRP’s Rosenstock Forecasts Financial Services Floor Activity for Post Newsletter

TRP's Jason Rosenstock offered his insight on Congress' financial services agenda this fall in yesterday's "Finance 202" newsletter — a leading financial services beat by The Washington Post. The newsletter forecasts action on several key financial services deadlines that must be addressed this fall, namely funding the government for fiscal year (FY) 2020 and extensions for the Export-Import Bank and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Rosenstock astutely points out that while lawmakers tentatively agreed to avoid "poison pill" policy riders on certain spending bills, it remains to be seen if the current political climate stymies controversial issues.