On Monday, November 15, President Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. So where, you ask, do things stand with the Build Back Better reconciliation bill? Word on the street is that the House plans to vote on Build Back Better this week. The Congressional Budget Office has said they are feverishly working to score the bill by Friday. House Speaker Pelosi has said they will not go away for Thanksgiving break without voting. On the Senate side, a vote may take longer.
Giving Tuesday is a highlight of the week following Thanksgiving. Will that week also include some “giving” or maybe some “giving and taking” in the form of bipartisan work for the debt ceiling and the federal budget? That remains to be seen. December 3 is the deadline to raise the debt ceiling and pass the budget.

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