As the 117th Congress and the Biden administration start tackling their legislative agenda, the budget reconciliation process is expected to play a role and could be a tool utilized to move legislation without Republican votes. Although the reconciliation process is not a new concept, it has been used only 21 times. It provides the benefit to majorities in Congress of not being subject to a filibuster in the Senate, but also limits the scope of what can be included in a bill to certain tax and spending matters.
Over the next year, the budget reconciliation process could have implications for future COVID-19 relief, as well as issues involving tax, climate, healthcare, and infrastructure legislation. Please join members of Venable’s Legislative and Government Affairs Practice Group as we delve into ways in which you can make the most of the reconciliation process and many other important issues taking shape within the 117th Congress.
Michael Bloomquist, Partner, Legislative and Government Affairs, Venable LLP
Nick Choate, Senior Policy Advisor, Legislative and Government Affairs, Venable LLP
Josh Finestone, Senior Policy Advisor, Legislative and Government Affairs, Venable LLP
Sam Olchyk, Partner, Tax Policy, Venable LLP
Chris Scribner, Senior Policy Advisor, Legislative and Government Affairs, Venable LLP