Spending Negotiations Still Bogged Down in Disputes

Congress has a March 11 deadline to pass an omnibus spending bill but negotiators remain hung up on whether to include another round of emergency COVID-19 relief and disaster aid in the package. Congress passed a stopgap continuing resolution in mid-February that maintains government funding through March 11. House leaders want to vote March 8… Read more »

ASAE Testifies at House Roundtable on Pandemic Risk

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On February 23, Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, held a virtual roundtable on the future of pandemic risk. ASAE’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, testified on behalf of ASAE at the event. ASAE’s testimony focused on the… Read more »

Senate Leaders Working to Pass Stopgap Funding Bill

Senate leaders are working to pass a short-term government funding bill by tomorrow to thwart a government shutdown, though a handful of Republican senators are holding up a vote. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said this week he remains optimistic that Democratic and Republican will come together to pass a broader, full-year government spending… Read more »

Trade Groups Decry Lag in Infrastructure Funding

A coalition of more than 60 transportation industry groups last week urged Congress to resolve its federal spending dispute in order to fund projects authorized in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed into law nearly three months ago. While the infrastructure bill authorized money to be spent on a wide range of infrastructure improvements, Congress… Read more »