This week in Washington: House passes reconciliation package.

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House Passes Reconciliation Package

On Nov. 19, the House passed the $1.7 trillion reconciliation package with a vote of 220-213. Votes came the morning after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published a complete cost estimate of the reconciliation package, also called the Build Back Better (BBB)

This week in Washington: CBO Scores Reconciliation Package While House Waits.

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Reconciliation Update 

In a Nov. 9 post, Congressional Budget Committee (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel said the CBO is in the process of preparing a cost estimate for the $1.75 trillion social spending reconciliation package. Swagel stated that the CBO will release estimates for

This week in Washington: Congressional Democrats reach drug pricing agreement; bipartisan infrastructure bill goes to President Biden’s desk with budget reconciliation bill delayed.

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House Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Delays Social Budget Reconciliation Package Bill
On Nov. 6, the House voted 228-206 to pass the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. The bill now goes to

This week in Washington: Reconciliation negotiations continue.

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House Passes Four Public Health Bills

On Oct. 20, the House voted to pass four public health bills. The first, the Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act (H.R. 3635), aims to secure medical supply chains and would allow the Department of Health and Human Services

This week in Washington: Reconciliation delayed; short-term debt ceiling fix passed.

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Reconciliation Update
Votes on both the reconciliation package and the infrastructure bill were delayed last week after Democratic party divisions threatened the needed consensus. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated the most he would support spending on a reconciliation package is $1.5 trillion. The

This week in Washington: Continuing resolution passes House, government shutdown averted for now, infrastructure and reconciliation package votes delayed.

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Continuing Resolution Passes House and Senate, Government Shutdown Averted
On Sept. 30, both the House and Senate voted to pass the continuing resolution that will extend federal funding through Dec. 3. The bill also includes

This week in Washington: Reconciliation talks continue.

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Reconciliation Update
On Sept. 17, Democratic leadership acknowledged that the reconciliation package will not be ready for a Sept. 27 vote. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had previously stated that the reconciliation package would be voted on together with the infrastructure bill on Sept. 27.

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This week in Washington: Reconciliation markup passes out of House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Marks Up Build Back Better Act
From Sept. 13-15, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup of the Build Back Better Act provisions. The committee approved measures to permanently