The legislative process is never straightforward, and this weekend’s news about Sen. Joe Manchin opposing the Build Back Better Act (BBB) is the latest proof. But despite what you may
Continue Reading Staying Engaged on Build Back Better while Preparing for FY2022 Appropriations and the FY2023 President’s Budget

“There won’t be an infrastructure bill unless we have a reconciliation bill. Plain and simple.”    — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, June 24, 2021

What’s happening on infrastructure? On August
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On June 8th, the U.S. Senate passed S.1260, the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). The legislation strengthens manufacturing and basic research in key industry sectors and
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Last week, the House Republican Conference voted 102-84 to lift their decade-old ban on the practice of earmarks by secret ballot, smoothing the way for a bipartisan resurrection of the
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