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

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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“In my first appearance before a joint session of Congress, I will lay out my Build Back Better recovery plan. It’ll make historic investments in infrastructure, that Build Back Better
Continue Reading The ‘Second’ Reconciliation Bill? President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Plan and the Agenda After COVID Legislation

On March 16, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201), after adding a 90-page “technical corrections amendment.” The legislation will now be considered
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