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Energy Update (September 21)

Groups Call for Action on Energy Bill   This week, a group of more than 70 organizations across energy sectors urged Congress to pass the American Energy Innovation Act, S. 2657. The bipartisan bill stalled earlier this year due to an impasse over hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Last week, a group of senators announced a compromise on the…
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Tax Update (September 21)

Ways and Means Vacancy   On Wednesday (Sep. 16), House Democrats chose Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) to fill the late John Lewis’s seat on the House Ways and Means Committee. Next week, the full House Democratic caucus is expected to ratify Richmond for the committee. Richmond also serves as a national co-chair on the Biden…
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Health Update (September 21)

CR Negotiations Continue   Lawmakers continue to debate the contents of a continuing resolution (CR) to extend the federal budget beyond the Sep. 30. Negotiators say they have reached a deal ‘in principal.’ As of 5:30 EDT, the text has not been released.   The House Rules Committee will meet Monday (Sep. 20) to decide…
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Energy Update (September 14)

Trump Drilling Announcement On Tuesday (Sep. 8), President Trump announced a ban on oil drilling off the coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The decade-long ban will reverse Trump’s earlier 2017 proposal to open U.S. coasts to drilling operations.[1]  The current moratorium on drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico expires in 2022. The…
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Tax Update (September 14)

Biden Tax Plan On Wednesday (Sep. 9), Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden outlined his plan to promote a “Made in America” future through changes to the tax code and executive actions. Biden criticized President Trump’s policies, and said they have encouraged companies to offshore jobs. The Biden Offshoring Tax Penalty would target those who…
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Health Update (September 14)

Congress Fails to Advance ‘Skinny’ Relief Bill On Thursday (Sep. 10), the Senate voted 52-47 on the Republican COVID-19 relief “skinny package.” The bill did not receive the 60 votes necessary to pass out of the chamber. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was the sole Republican to vote against the bill. The legislation included funding for…
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Energy Update (August 31)

RNC Highlights Prior to the Republican National Convention (RNC), the Trump campaign released a set of core priorities for a second term. Energy related plans include: continue deregulation for energy independence, build the “world’s greatest” infrastructure system, continue access to the cleanest drinking water and air, and partner with other nations to clean up the…
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