This Week in Washington - April 7, 2021

This Week in Washington - April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

The cherry blossoms are out and tourists are beginning to return to Washington. Congress is on recess, so we thought that we would take a deep look at the Administration’s infrastructure proposal, the American Jobs Plan.

Steve Veverka is one of the newest members of the Total Spectrum team. He currently divides his time between Mesa, Arizona and Minneapolis. In his article, Steve top-lines many of the provisions of the infrastructure proposal. Heard on the Hill looks at the plan from the Administration’s perspective and that of Senate Republicans and suggests some things to watch as this bill works its way through Congress.

We are happy to include a guest column by Steve Trussell, Executive Director of the Arizona Rock Products Association. Steve discusses the outlook for state and local transportation in Arizona.

Congressman Erik Paulsen is a former member of the House Ways and Means Committee and was Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. He had prepared for today’s edition an article about the tax provisions that are part of President Biden’s infrastructure bill, but Wednesday morning the Treasury Department released a detailed proposal on the tax proposal, which is called the Made in America Plan. Congressman Paulsen will review this plan and we will include his report in a special future edition of This Week in Washington.

An upcoming interview for Total Spectrum Spotlight will be with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). Senator Capito is the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and serves on the Committees on Appropriations, Commerce Science and Transportation, and Rules and Administration. Look for more from her in our next edition.