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Congress Confronts Multiple Budget Battles: BGOV Fall Hill Watch

Sept. 14, 2021, 9:01 AM

Lawmakers returning to Washington for a busy fall work period face immediate decisions on how to head off a government shutdown and potential federal default, while Democrats push to advance — without Republican support — their ambitious plans to boost spending on social programs by as much as $3.5 trillion.

The stretch into December could be lawmakers’ last realistic chance at policymaking before the 2022 election year begins in earnest, prompting Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to warn her members of a hectic fall in an Aug. 25 dear colleague letter. “The coming weeks will be intense, but – with ...

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