This Week in Washington - September 29, 2021

This Week in Washington - September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need in a timely manner on the issues that are important to you. Our goal is also to publish on a regular schedule. Most of the time we can achieve both goals… but this week we simply can’t catch lighting in a jar.

Amy Walter, who recently took over the Cook Political Report, said today that “this is the most consequential week of President Biden’s young Presidency,” – and she is correct. Friday is the first day of the new fiscal year, and Congress must pass a continuing resolution to continue funding levels for a specific length of time. Congress will have to raise the debt ceiling before mid-October, the House of Representatives will be voting this week on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) bill, and there is continuing work in the Senate and the House on the proposed ‘soft’ infrastructure bill currently priced at $3.5 trillion that Democrats want to pass using the budget reconciliation process.

Providing you a complete summary of this week’s events is absolutely critical, so we are adjusting our schedule.

Today’s This Week includes an article from Congressman Erik Paulsen about a Ways and Means proposal that is not good news for many small businesses, and Al Jackson shares an update on all things defense. Ramona Lessen summarizes two recent Senate hearings – one on CARES Act Oversight of the Treasury and Federal Reserve, and another reviewing the administration of laws under jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

On Friday, October 1st, you’ll hear from us again, including Patrick Robertson’s summary and analysis of the week’s events in his Washington Whispers.

We’re already planning the October 13th issue, which will include the next Total Spectrum Spotlight.