Webinar: The State of Appropriations

June 13, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The appropriations process is in full swing as law makers approach election season. The House has started to bring some of the less controversial spending measures to the floor. Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Committee is considering measures, though the timing on the floor remains murky. As in prior years, the prospect of a continuing resolution or even a government shutdown looms large.

Bloomberg Government legislative analysts recently hosted a conversation covering:

  • The state of play for House and Senate appropriators
  • Key provisions of major spending bills
  • Events that could facilitate a spending agreement
  • The chances of a short term continuing resolution and how the midterm election could influence that outcome

Watch the replay below. BGOV clients can access the slides by clicking here. If you’re not a client and would like a copy of the slides from the webinar, please contact us via email at bbg_gov@bgov.com.



Adam Schank
Team Leader
Bloomberg Government

Adam Schank leads Bloomberg Government's legislative analyst team. He joined BGOV in 2013 to cover health care and environmental policy after three years as an analyst for Congressional Quarterly's House Action Reports, where he covered those issues, as well as the federal budget process, appropriations, and energy development. He also analyzed federal regulations related to pollution control and utilities for CQ Legal. Schank has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree from the University of Minnesota - Duluth.

Danielle Parnass
Deputy Team Leader
Bloomberg Government

Danielle Parnass is deputy team lead for legislative analysis at Bloomberg Government and covers health, education, and agriculture. She also cohosts BGOV's "Suspending the Rules" podcast. Danielle previously worked at the House Financial Services Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and Congressional Budget Office doing communications, research, and analysis. She has a masters in public policy from Georgetown University and her bachelor's in journalism and government from the University of Maryland.

Sarah Babbage
Legislative Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Sarah writes analysis of tax and infrastructure legislation, as well as trade policy. She's been with Bloomberg Government since 2016. Previously, she researched the fiscal and economic health of state governments, as well as federal fiscal policy, at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sarah has a master's degree in Government from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in international development from McGill University.

Michael Smallberg
Legislative Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Michael Smallberg is a legislative analyst with Bloomberg Government. Previously, he was an investigator at the Project on Government Oversight, reporting on issues such as Wall Street oversight and the federal inspector general system. Michael has a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University.

Adam Taylor
Legislative Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Adam M. Taylor is a legislative analyst with Bloomberg Government. He covers technology and communications, energy and environment, immigration, and judiciary issues before Congress. Prior to joining BGOV in 2015, he was in-house federal regulatory counsel for a communications company, and an associate in the regulatory group at an international law firm. Adam has a J.D. from Georgetown Law and a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Purdue University.