Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
December 1, 2021

As the House and Senate work on two critical pieces of legislation this week, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the continuing resolution (CR), roadblocks have emerged that threaten the timing of both.  At least three Republican Senators have put holds on a proposal to vote on 21 amendments to the NDAA, imperiling the… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 30, 2021

The must-pass defense policy legislation hit a new impasse in the Senate on Monday night as Republicans blocked the bill from advancing, with no clear path to resolving a partisan dispute over amendment votes.  An effort to cut off debate on the Senate version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) resulted in a… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 29, 2021

The Senate returns to Washington today and the House returns tomorrow, staring down a critical pre-Christmas to-do list. Priorities include increasing the nation’s borrowing authority by December 15th, averting a government shutdown by funding the government; and resolving the fate of the Democrats’ House passed Build Back Better agenda through the Senate.  For lawmakers, their… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 19, 2021

In a huge win for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and House Democrats, this morning the House passed one of the most consequential pieces of legislation (TEXT) in half a century which is the centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, approving $2 trillion in spending over the next decade to battle climate change, expand health… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 18, 2021

In what would be another major win for Democratic Leadership, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said this morning a vote on the Democrats’ social spending and climate package (text) “hopefully will take place this afternoon.”  Pelosi, during her weekly press conference at the Capitol, said the House could vote on a new rule then final… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 17, 2021

Democratic leaders said on Tuesday that the House vote on a $1.75 trillion social spending package is likely on Thursday or Friday. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) predicted that “most of” the floor debate on the massive bill will occur today.  Hoyer allowed for the possibility that the final debate could be pushed to… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2021

After a Monday that saw President Joe Biden sign The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the House and Senate resume work faced with a long list to complete before the holiday break. House Democrats on Monday inched closer to a pre-Thanksgiving vote on President Biden’s sweeping social benefits and climate package, as Congress’s official scorekeeper… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 8, 2021

The Senate is now in recess for the Veteran’s Day Holiday and will reconvene at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, November 15th and will hold a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #401, Graham Scott Steele, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. The House is in a committee work week with no votes… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 5, 2021

The House convened at 8 a.m. this morning to begin work on passing President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending and climate package (TEXT), which has been stuck in a battle within the party between liberals and centrists fighting over its size and shape.  The internal battles, which have also gridlocked a bipartisan infrastructure bill… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
November 4, 2021

House Democrats are aiming to vote on their social spending package (TEXT) later Thursday, with a Friday vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill, as they race to break an impasse on President Joe Biden’s stalled domestic agenda. Tax-increase provisions in House Democrats’ latest version of their social spending package would raise nearly $1.5 trillion… Read More