A quick update on an infrastructure bill and appropriations timeline...
Yesterday, the Biden administration and the Senate came to an agreement on an infrastructure bill, Bipartisan Infrastructure Frameworkhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/24/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-support-for-the-bipartisan-infrastructure-framework/. Unfortunately, the bill doesn't include the investment in education that was part of the American Jobs Plan. It does include investment in broadband infrastructure.
Speaker Pelosi has indicated that the House will not support this bipartisan bill unless the Senate agrees to pass a larger reconciliation bill (not yet written) that would include more non-traditional infrastructure items. A reconciliation bill would first require a budget resolution, which cannot be filibustered in the Senate and can be approved with simple majority. It has been reported that a possible timeline could be:
The budget reconciliation bill could look similar to the second part of the original Biden infrastructure plan, American Families Plan. It is unclear whether it would include some of the non-traditional (including education) spending from the American Jobs Plan that did not make it into the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.
The House Appropriations Subcommittees have begun marking up FY22 spending bills, which will occur June 24 - July 16 (Labor-HHS-Education - July 12)
On Tuesday, the full Committee will vote on the 302(b) allocations which set the caps for each of the 12 bills. This will give some idea about the amount for the Labor-HHS-Education bill and will show the split between defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD).
Other upcoming dates of significance:
Have a nice weekend,
MICHELE DIECUCH | Senior Director of Programs
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