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.
• President Joe Biden’s cabinet is fanning out across Asia in a broad diplomatic effort, headlined by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman meeting with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the first high-level meeting since March between the two countries amid deepening tensions over a wide range of issues.
• Worries among policymakers are growing over the COVID-19 delta variant as vaccine hesitancy has stalled recovery and enabled a surge of illness and hospitalization in certain parts of the country.
• Lawmakers are continuing intense negotiations toward finalizing infrastructure legislation as well as police reform as their August recess looms. Continue Reading