July 30, 2021
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Congress’s continuing discussions on infrastructure remains this week’s hot topic. Patrick Robertson’s Washington Whispers details the latest on all the moving parts of an agreement and how the August recess weighs on the process. Congressman Erik Paulsen writes about the risks – immediate and long-term – of relinquishing intellectual property protections on medicines like the COVID-19 vaccines. Al Jackson shares recent progress of the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.
Jesse Weathington gives us the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report, and Ramona Lessen reviews two recent Senate committee hearings covering cryptocurrencies and the implementation and enforcement of the USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada) trade agreement. Be sure to check out the Infographs for an in-depth look at current hot topics.
This Week in Washington typically follows Congress’s schedule, observing a break in August to rest and plan for the fall legislative session. That said, we’ll continue to monitor legislative activity now and over the summer recess and pledge to update our kind readers as needed.
As always… stay safe, healthy AND sane.