Capitol Hill Update
Senators will reconvene for legislative business this week as negotiations on the bipartisan infrastructure framework continue. The bipartisan “G20” group has expressed optimism that they will settle on a final agreement and produce legislative text by the end of today, followed by another procedural vote to try and advance the bill at some point this week. The two sides have reportedly agreed to further delay the Trump administration’s Medicare rebate rule to help offset some of the plan’s costs, but it is not yet clear whether Senators have resolved a lingering disagreement over transit funding. With an ambitious agenda of clearing both the Biden-endorsed infrastructure deal and a budget resolution prior to the end of the summer, it is likely that the Senate will nix part of its August state work period to free up additional floor time.