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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 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

Four Things to Know: What the Election Results Mean for Infrastructure Policy

House Democrats will use their majority next year to push comprehensive legislation to increase infrastructure spending and transportation-related taxes to help pay for it. In fact, key Democrats say they want to move a bill out of the House early in 2019 before Washington becomes consumed by the 2020 presidential campaign (at least 10 current … Continue Reading

Lawmaker Introduces Infrastructure Plan, But Gas Tax Likely Roadblocks in Congress

A key House Republican on Monday released a sweeping proposal to upgrade the country’s infrastructure, but the plan isn’t likely to kick-start action in Congress on renovating highways and waterways as lawmakers remain deadlocked over federal gasoline taxes. House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., released draft legislation that would overhaul how infrastructure improvements are … Continue Reading
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