Much negotiation continues on the details of the reconciliation bill. Last week saw several things being added to or taken away from the framework. Paid Medical leave is back in! Although it is only for 4 weeks total (initial proposal was 12 weeks), it is back in there! Many of the sticking point issues, such as taxes, drug pricing, and immigration, continue to be sticky with lots of back and forth discussions.

Additionally, several members of Congress are not satisfied with existing calculations indicating that the bill is paid for (by the tax increases included in the bill itself), and therefore, will await a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score in order to cast their vote.

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