FY21 Spending Measures

Appropriations leadership will focus on FY21 spending measures, and potentially another continuing resolution, over the coming weeks to avert a government shutdown on November 21.

Prescription Drug Pricing Bill

With the three committees of jurisdiction having advanced House Democratic leadership’s prescription drug pricing bill – The Lower Drug Costs Now Act – Majority Leader Hoyer (D-MD) will prioritize bringing the legislation to the floor. The vote will slip until next month, however, as lawmakers await a full Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score.

National Defense Authorization Act

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conferees also continue to negotiate a final package and are contemplating putting forth a pared down bill including provisions that must be enacted by the end of the year.

Read more in McGuireWoods Consulting’s Emerging Technologies Washington Update.