• NDAA Leaves PFAS Fight Unsettled

    NDAA Leaves PFAS Fight Unsettled0

    The National Defense Authorization Act deal bans DOD from using PFAS at installations after 2024, but the final bill does not include House-passed language requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the chemicals. “These chemicals are endangering communities across the country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday, according to CQ. “House Democrats will continue

  • Judge Rules Administration Can’t Use MILCON Money for Wall

    Judge Rules Administration Can’t Use MILCON Money for Wall0

    A federal judge issued a permanent injunction Tuesday night to stop the Trump administration from moving $3.6 billion from the military construction budget to pay for border wall construction. The same judge in Texas had temporarily halted the construction funding in October, but Tuesday’s ruling made it a nationwide block. President Donald Trump has said

  • Key Appropriator Says Border Deal Is ‘Tenuous’

    Key Appropriator Says Border Deal Is ‘Tenuous’0

    House-Senate appropriations negotiators continued working toward a spending deal Monday night, with a “tenuous” agreement on border wall funding, according to Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.). The border wall is the biggest issue left to settle as lawmakers try to pass all 12 spending bills before current government spending runs