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Energy Update (July 6)

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Releases Report   On Tuesday (Jun. 30), House Democrats unveiled the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’s majority report. The document is over 500 pages long, and is the most ambitious Democratic climate plan to date. The policy recommendations would reduce emissions 88 percent below 2010 levels by…
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Tax Update (July 6)

Tax Filing Deadline   On Monday (Jun. 29), the Treasury Department announced the July 15 tax filing and payment deadline would not be postponed. Filers can request an extension which would give them until October 15 to file returns, however they would still need to pay what they owe by July 15 to avoid penalties.…
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Health Update (July 6)

Monday (Jun. 29), the House passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. The legislation expands the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) subsidies for private health insurance, encourages Medicaid expansion, and includes a component of last year’s drug pricing bill, H.R. 3, that requires the government to negotiate drug prices.[1] Former Democrat Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ)…
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Energy Update (June 29)

House Dems Release Infrastructure Bill Text   On Monday (Jun. 22), House Democrats released the text of their $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The legislation includes billions of dollars for modernizing the grid, clean water projects, and clean energy tax credits.   The bill would authorize funding for the development of energy storage technologies through investments…
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Tax Update (June 29)

GREEN Act   On Thursday (Jun. 25), a group of House Democrats released clean energy tax legislation that would expand credits for a variety of technologies. The “GREEN Act of 2020” would extend the Production and Investment Tax Credits, 45Q credit for carbon capture, energy credit for offshore wind facilities, excise tax credit relating to…
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Health Update (June 29)

Friday morning (Jun. 26), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the House will hear debate on ACA enhancement legislation on Monday (Jun. 29). The House will spend the rest of the week on the recently proposed infrastructure package, H.R. 2. The legislative process will be outlined in the Rules Committee on Monday.   Additionally, the…
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Energy Update (June 22)

Pelosi Announces Infrastructure Bill   On Thursday (Jun. 18), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other committee leaders announced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that would provide significant new funding for roads, bridges, highways, transit, clean energy, drinking water, and other priorities.   The “Moving Forward Act” would spend $300 billion on roads and bridges,…
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Health Update (June 22)

House to Vote on the ‘Affordable Care Enhancement Act’   In a press conference held Thursday (Jun. 18), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signaled the House will take up their Affordable Care Act (ACA) improvement bill on June 29. H.R. 3, the drug pricing bill voted on earlier this year, may act as a ‘pay…
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