This Week in Congress
Congress is in recess and on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the Senate voted 69-30 passing a $550 billion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which was highlighted in the August 6th ASA Today. House Democrats are trying to keep the Senate passed infrastructure package intact and any changes that the House wants to make on infrastructure issues will likely take place on the reconciliation bill. On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, the Senate passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution by a party line vote of 50-49 that is expected to have a final vote next month. This resolution, along with the IIJA, will be debated by the House starting on Monday, August 23, 2021.