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The year kicked off with more questions than answers: will Congress agree on a final FY2022 appropriations omnibus package or settle for a year-long Continuing Resolution, how will Build Back Better legislation be rewritten and cut back to pass Congress, what key legislation will be enacted by year’s end, and what will the elections in November 2022 mean for the House, Senate and the White House, among others. While much is up in the air, some significant legislative measures are moving through Congress.
On November 15, President Biden signed into law the $1 trillion infrastructure package that passed both chambers with bipartisan support and includes $550 billion in new spending and $450 billion of redirected unused funds. While there was some bipartisan support for the measure, the Build Back Better bill is very partisan, requiring the reconciliation process to pass with a simple majority.
With the November 2 election day, many are watching Virginia to see if the gubernatorial race is a harbinger for the 2022 Congressional elections. It is a dead heat between former Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and Glenn Youngkin (R). Meanwhile, the House is aiming to vote on the latest version of the Build Back Better Act as soon as this week, despite the fact that progressives and moderates within the Democratic party are still battling