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

Congress

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

Mike Andrews, former staff director and chief counsel to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joins McGuireWoods as partner and McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team as a senior vice president, and will lead the firm’s Native American public policy efforts. After a successful career on Capitol Hill and recent experience working for Sens.

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

House

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.

House

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.

House Passes

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

House

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

On Aug. 31, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a notice announcing the reorganization of several parts of the agency. This is not the first effort in recent years to reorganize HRSA. On June 3, 2020, the Trump administration issued a notice to make changes to

This week in Washington: House passes budget resolution with compromise, setting up a September deadline for infrastructure bill vote.

House Passes Budget Resolution
On Aug. 24, the House voted 220-212 to pass a $3.5 trillion budget resolution and also advanced a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. The vote allows Democrats to write and approve the

This week in Washington: Senate passes infrastructure bill; Senate passes budget resolution with reconciliation instructions; Congress enters recess with House members to return Aug. 23.

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill

On Aug. 10, the Senate voted 69-30 to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, with 19 Republicans voting in favor. The path forward for the bill is