By: Adam J. Higgins
Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session.
- Congressional Democrats are braced for “a time of intensity” this week as they hope to keep the government open, approve bipartisan infrastructure legislation, and reach consensus on their $3.5 trillion plan to increase taxes and safety-net spending.
- President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and their deputies must find a way to unite fractious Democrats amid sharp disagreements on health policy, taxes, and climate goals, as well as process and tactics.
- Biden plans to spend most of the week cajoling Democrats to support his agenda but will travel to Chicago on Wednesday to tout vaccine mandates for businesses.