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The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES The year-end legislative rush begins this week with lawmakers first having to extend government funding beyond the expiration this week of current appropriations. Congress in the next month also … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES President Joe Biden is celebrating the passage of bipartisan infrastructure legislation, a signature victory for his first year, while hoping for progress on the Build … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES Tuesday will serve as an important test of the national political mood, with gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. Congressional Democrats negotiated through the … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES Congressional Democrats hope that by the end of this week they will reach a framework agreement on a budget reconciliation bill with their trillion-dollar plan … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES Democrats continue to struggle to find a path forward on President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, both on infrastructure and on the separate multitrillion-dollar plan to … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES Congress last week managed to keep the government open and reauthorize federal transportation programs for the near term, but little else was resolved, and this … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES 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 … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES Both chambers are in session together for the first time since July, as the Democratic Congress faces the most significant legislative crunch in years. In the next 10 days, … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES •  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 … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES •  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has teed up a procedural vote on bipartisan infrastructure legislation – despite the details of the bill not being finalized by senators. … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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. HEADLINES •  Congress returns from its Independence Day recess for a legislative blitz as leaders press forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a separate partisan package that Democrats expect … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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 hold floor votes. HEADLINES •  After securing agreement late last week on the framework of a major infrastructure bill, President Joe Biden and Senate negotiators are working to secure support for the agreement. … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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 hold floor votes. HEADLINES •  Negotiations between a bipartisan group of lawmakers and the White House on a large-scale infrastructure bill enter a critical phase this week. •  The Senate will vote on … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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 hold floor votes. HEADLINES •  President Joe Biden enters the final stretch of his first trip abroad, culminating in a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. •  A bipartisan group of senators … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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 hold floor votes. HEADLINES •  The Senate will begin consideration of a comprehensive bill aiming to bolster U.S. competitiveness with China. •  The House agenda focuses on U.S. Capitol security, including the establishment … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

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 hold floor votes. HEADLINES •  President Joe Biden will host top congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday seeking bipartisan common ground on large-scale infrastructure legislation. •  The House and Senate reconvene … Continue Reading

COVID-19 Legislative Response Phase 4

Congress in March approved three separate major bills responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – and work was not even finished on the third and largest bill before lawmakers began considering a possible “Phase 4” of the legislative response. The House and Senate are currently not planning any legislative activity before April 20, unless events dictate … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session. HEADLINES •  After passing emergency funding to respond to the coronavirus, Washington is now turning to potential measures to bolster the economy – as equity markets opened Monday plummeting 7 percent before trading was halted. •  President Donald Trump will meet … Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

CORONAVIRUS WORRIES CONTINUE AFTER EMERGENCY FUNDING BILL Congressional approval last week of emergency spending to address the coronavirus hasn’t allayed Capitol Hill’s concerns about preparedness and response as the impact of the virus in the United States rapidly escalates. Two lawmakers – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. – announced this weekend … Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

CONGRESS SPEEDS TOWARD EMERGENCY CORONAVIRUS FUNDING PACKAGE As novel coronavirus continues to sweep the globe, Congress and the White House are assembling a spending package with billions in emergency spending and new authorities to combat the crisis. Leaders hope to reach an agreement by as soon as this afternoon, which procedurally would allow the House … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session. HEADLINES •  Coronavirus response is consuming Capitol Hill, as lawmakers race to complete an emergency supplemental spending bill. • President Donald Trump will meet with pharmaceutical executives and later visit the National Institutes of Health. •  Tuesday’s 14 primaries represent perhaps the … Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

AZAR TO TESTIFY THIS WEEK BEFORE HOUSE, SENATE COMMITTEES Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar faces a marathon week of testimony, appearing before four congressional committees to discuss his department’s fiscal 2021 budget. In addition to funding issues, Azar is likely to face questions on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Last … Continue Reading

The Weekly Hill Update

Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Returning from a one-week recess, the House plans to take up legislation to address vaping, and the Senate will focus on nominations and abortion-related legislation. • President Donald Trump is in India visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. • Moderate … Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

SURPRISE BILLING PROGRESS DRIVES THE WEEK Legislation to address surprise medical bills is moving forward this week, as two House committees mark up their own plans to protect patients. After progress stalled at the end of last year, the House Ways and Means Committee jump-started it by announcing it would move forward with its proposal. … Continue Reading
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