June 11, 2021
Americans – finally and thankfully – are coming out of our COVID cocoons. One of the things we have been thinking about over this past year is how a changing society is forcing some changes on Congress, and sometimes how the structure and traditions of Congress are pushing back.
It is an important subject, and not just an academic or historical one, because we are seeing it play out in the Senate in its deliberations over the President’s infrastructure bill. Steve Gordon writes in Heard on the Hill about the potholes on the road to an infrastructure bill, and how it is really about the struggle between ‘want to’ and ‘can do’… and how the bill ultimately gets done.
Jesse Weathington provides an update on the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. Ramona Lessen provides reviews of two key legislative hearings – one before the Senate Finance Committee on the IRS budget for 2022, and another of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee discussing threats to our critical infrastructure.