Biden's Saudi Trip Spotlights Age-Old Tension Between Human Rights Agenda and Political Reality
Public Policy & Regulation attorney Rich Gold was cited by The Washington Post in an article about a revised Build Back Better framework. The reconciliation package is making its way back into discussion, as negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin make progress. This scaled-down reconciliation package includes lower dug costs for seniors, improved financial health of Medicare and closure of a tax loophole that benefits the wealthy. Other areas covered include global warming and the penalization of methane emissions. Although some are skeptical about the bill's chances, Mr. Gold has hope it can pass.
"We probably have a two-in-three chance of getting reconciliation through to the president before mid-August," Mr. Gold said.