June 2021

Infrastructure Round Up

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As Congress and the White House continue to discuss a possible infrastructure development package, our attorneys and professionals are analyzing those, and other, recent infrastructure developments and adding their insights to Venable.com. Be sure to explore our entire insights collection.

Infrastructure Outlook: 4 Ways Biden's Infrastructure Package Could Become Law

With the administration having made infrastructure development a priority, entities that build, operate or finance infrastructure should be paying close attention to developments in Washington. There are several scenarios in which an infrastructure package could become law, but which are most or least likely.

8 Tax Proposals Keeping Us Up at Night, So You Can Sleep Better: Key Points from President Biden's "Green Book"

On May 28, the Treasury Department released its explanation of the tax proposals included in President Biden's fiscal year 2022 budget submission, often referred to as the "Green Book." In the coming weeks we will unpack and explore several of these proposed reforms in more depth. This alert highlights the key proposals to which taxpayers should be paying close attention.

What Can Get Done? Thoughts on the Congressional Calendar

As we enter the busy summer stretch of the congressional calendar, a number of deadlines, competing priorities, and congressional recesses, will likely impact what can reasonably get done between now and the fall. In anticipation of these events, we've broken down some key dates to watch and what this could mean for action on key pieces of legislation.

Venable Launches Native American Law and Policy Practice; U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Justice Veteran Joins Firm

Venable LLP is pleased to announce that it has launched a Native American Law and Policy Practice, which will focus on representing the interests of tribes and Alaska Native corporations across a variety of areas, as well as state and local governments and non-Indian entities seeking to engage with, or invest in, Indian Country. In addition, the firm is happy to announce that Kyle E. Scherer has joined Venable as a partner in the Environmental and Natural Resources Group in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Scherer will co-chair the Native American Law and Policy Practice with David A. Mullon Jr., a current partner at Venable who has spent the majority of his career addressing issues that impact tribes and tribal interests.

Kyle SchererKyle E. Scherer leverages significant experience working in the federal government under both Democratic and Republican administrations to counsel tribes, corporations, and state and local governments on matters involving energy and natural resource development, infrastructure, land use, and regulatory compliance.

Mullon DavidDavid A. Mullon Jr. is a legislative and government affairs attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation who has dedicated his career to addressing issues that impact Native American tribes throughout the country. David has significant government and private practice experience, working on issues related to energy, water, land use, natural resources, environmental law, healthcare law, and legislative affairs.

Land Use and Zoning in VA and DC

Success stories and local updates.

The New Age of American Infrastructure: The Latest Policy Updates

Work on infrastructure policies is picking up in Washington; however, the path forward and what might become law require additional scrutiny. The White House has proposed changes to its original outline, two key Senate committees plan votes this week on infrastructure-related legislation, and House action is possible after the Memorial Day break.

DC Council Approves Comprehensive Plan Updates

The Washington, DC Council unanimously approved an extensive series of amendments to the District's Comprehensive Plan, marking another significant milestone in a multiyear public engagement process to update the Plan in response to recent development trends.

Congressional, Executive, and Legal Developments for Government Contractors to Consider

Each month, Venable's Government Contracts Group publishes a summary of recent legal developments of interest to the government contractor community. Here are our highlights from the month of May 2021.

New Age of American Infrastructure Webinar Series

Watch Venable's multidisciplinary team break down how the new administration and Congress may ultimately address the many issues revolving around U.S. infrastructure development.

Part I: The New Age of American Infrastructure | April 1

Discussed: The ever greater shortfall in revenues dedicated to the Highway Trust Fund, compared to authorized expenditures, plus the debate over definition of "infrastructure" on the federal level.

Part II: Environmental Justice and Equity | April 22

Discussed: Several of the environmental justice and equality elements that accompany the prospective infrastructure package, plus an update on where the package stands within the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Biden administration.

Part III: Tax Implications of the U.S. Investment in Infrastructure | May 12

Discussed: The government's potential investment in infrastructure and the revenue proposals that could be used to offset the cost of the infrastructure investments.

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