Compass

COMPASS: Congress’ coming collision course

/

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. Rest in peace Colin Powell: soldier, national security advisor, Secretary of State, and lifetime public servant. The House and Senate are back in session this week, with Democrats continuing to pursue passage of both the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, and a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill packed with social spending priorities. […]

Read more »

COMPASS: Congress votes to increase the debt ceiling

/

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. The House returns briefly this evening to vote on a short-term debt limit deal that would raise the debt limit by $480 billion through December 3rd. This comes after Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell walked back his pledge not to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling. Last Thursday, 11 Republican […]

Read more »

COMPASS: The Democrats’ slow motion train wreck

/

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. After a lot of hype, the infrastructure bill and the Democratic reconciliation legislation are both at a standstill. Taking a page from the House Freedom Caucus, the House Progressive Caucus has chosen to leverage their votes as a block. Given the narrow, 8-vote majority of House Democrats and the fact […]

Read more »

COMPASS: Biden’s agenda is all on deck this week

/

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. Three weeks ago, five zebras escaped a farm in Maryland, not far from DC. They’re still on the lam. Congressional Democrats are laying it all on the line this week as infrastructure, reconciliation, government funding, and the debt ceiling come front and center to learn their legislative fate. None of […]

Read more »

COMPASS: Democrats prepare massive tax hike; conservatives respond to vaccine mandate

| Leave a Comment

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. The Senate is back this week in a run-up to a considerable series of deadlines, including passage of their $3.5 trillion reconciliation legislation. Over the weekend, House Democrats circulated a draft plan outlining some of the plan’s $2.9 trillion in tax hikes, many of which undo the Trump tax plan […]

Read more »

COMPASS: Democrats prepare $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill

| Leave a Comment

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing Labor Day, and shana tova to all our friends observing Rosh Hashanah. Congress remains in recess, though House committees continue to mark up and debate Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which takes a cradle to grave approach to reshaping the relationship between citizens and […]

Read more »