Month: November 2021

Senate Pivots to Focus on National Defense Authorization Act

With infrastructure done and the Build Back Better Act still under consideration in the House, the Senate this week is focusing on the National Defense Authorization Act, the most important defense spending and military policy bill, which must be passed before the end of the year. The NDAA has passed in Congress every year since …

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“With This Law, We Focused on Getting Things Done”

Monday’s signing into law of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a victory for America and a victory for commonsense policy. It is also a big victory for bipartisanship. Senators of both parties came together to craft the legislation, and it passed in the Senate with a resounding bipartisan endorsement. The vote in the …

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Unspent COVID Funds

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (March 2020), the Consolidated Appropriations Act (December 2020), and the American Rescue Plan Act (March 2021), Congress allocated more than $5 trillion for coronavirus relief programs. However, nearly one-fifth of that money remains unspent. Here are some of the bigger areas with unspent funds.

Inflation Surges as Shipping Crisis Continues

Inflation hit a 30-year high last month, with consumer prices rising at a 6.2% annualized rate. The Washington Post says the White House “was thrown on the defensive” by the news, “triggering fresh criticisms of President Biden’s legislative plans on Capitol Hill.” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) warned, “By all accounts, the threat posed by record …

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