Take Stock: Federal Policy Watch

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 reconciliation

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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 $28.6

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 Bill

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 spending

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 not