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December 3, 2021

Democrats contend with policy, procedural issues as Build Back Better Act reaches the Senat
In their first days back from the Thanksgiving recess, Democrats in the Senate made little apparent progress in resolving a number of issues with the Build Back Better Act—including rifts over the state and local tax deduction, paid family and medical leave, and Medicare expansion, among other things—even as Majority Leader Charles Schumer said he wants the upper chamber to vote on final passage before Christmas.

Congress averts government shutdown but debt limit deadline still looms
As congressional Democrats attempted to narrow their policy differences ahead of Senate consideration of the Build Back Better legislation, lawmakers from both parties also worked—with mixed results—to reach consensus on measures to fund government operations and prevent a breach of the statutory debt limit.

Suozzi rules out another term in Congress
House Ways and Means Committee Democrat Tom Suozzi announced that he will not run for re-election to Congress in 2022 and will instead seek the Democratic nomination to be governor of his home state of New York.

 

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November 19, 2021
Build Back Better Act clears House

November 5, 2021
House advances rule for Build Back Better, sends physical infrastructure package to Biden’s desk

October 29, 2021
Biden releases slimmed-down Build Back Better framework

October 22, 2021
Talks continue as White House, Democrats seek agreement on Build Back Better framework

October 15, 2021
Short-term debt ceiling patch becomes law

October 8, 2021
Default crisis deferred as Senate clears short-term debt limit hike

October 1, 2021
House vote on bipartisan infrastructure package delayed as bicameral framework for reconciliation bill remains elusive

September 24, 2021
Uncertain path forward as House Democratic leaders decouple infrastructure, budget reconciliation bills

September 17, 2021
Ways and Means approves budget reconciliation tax title

September 13, 2021 (Special Edition)
Ways and Means releases proposed reconciliation bill tax hikes and incentives ahead of scheduled mark-ups

September 10, 2021
Tax details on hold as House taxwriters begin reconciliation bill mark-ups

August 27, 2021
House clears path for budget reconciliation, infrastructure bills

August 25, 2021 (Special Edition)
Wyden unveils discussion draft of international tax overhaul

August 13, 2021
Senate clears $3.5 trillion FY 2022 budget resolution

August 10, 2021 (Special Edition)
Senate clears bipartisan infrastructure bill, takes up $3.5 trillion budget resolution

August 6, 2021
Schumer sets up weekend vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill

July 30, 2021
Senate to take up bipartisan infrastructure plan

July 23, 2021
Procedural stumble for Senate bipartisan infrastructure plan as negotiators work to finalize text

July 16, 2021
Senate Democrats eye $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, bipartisan talks on ‘hard’ infrastructure continue

July 9, 2021
Deloitte Tax looks at G20 pact on digital taxation, global minimum tax

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