On Jan. 26, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicited public input to inform two new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) programs creating standards and labeling for construction materials that haveContinue Reading Inflation Reduction Act: EPA Invites Stakeholder Input on Grant/Technical Assistance Programs for Lower-Embodied Carbon Construction Materials, Standards
10 Issues to Watch in the New Congress
The split party control in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will require bipartisanship to produce successful legislation over the next two years. While negotiations surrounding high-profile issues like…Continue Reading 10 Issues to Watch in the New Congress
2022 U.S. Election Implications
While the ballots cast in the 2022 Midterm Election are still being counted, it appears that Republicans will assume a slim majority in the House and there will be a…Continue Reading 2022 U.S. Election Implications
A Packed Lame Duck Agenda Awaits Congress
As Congress returns to session next week following the midterm elections, it will attempt to pass an enormous amount of pending legislation with only four to six weeks of session…Continue Reading A Packed Lame Duck Agenda Awaits Congress
Will Cryptocurrency Legislation Gain Momentum in September?
House Stablecoin Legislation
In late July the House Financial Services Committee made tentative plans to consider legislation to regulate stablecoins and require the Federal Reserve to study development of a…
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How the Inflation Reduction Act May Impact the Renewable Energy Industry
This GT Alert outlines how the Inflation Reduction Act, which the House passed Aug. 12 and now heads to the president’s desk, would apply to the renewable energy industry.
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What Else Will Congress Do in 2022?
When Congress returns this week, it will have a lengthy agenda waiting. The U.S. House of Representatives is only scheduled to be in session for six more weeks prior to…
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Will Congress Find Compromise on China Competitiveness Legislation? Sixteen Top Issues for the House-Senate Conference Committee
Congress has been working for several months on “China competitiveness” legislation, which may turn out to be the most far-reaching legislation of 2022. On February 17th, the House-passed “America COMPETES…
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Exceptions to the Senate Filibuster Rule: A Look at Senate Votes in 2021
Under traditional U.S. Senate rules, unless every senator agrees otherwise it can take 60 votes to invoke “cloture” and limit further debate. However, the Senate has established several exceptions. In …
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Staying Engaged on Build Back Better while Preparing for FY2022 Appropriations and the FY2023 President’s Budget
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…
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