Lawmakers are considering solutions to keep the government funded and infrastructure is also on the agenda. The House-passed continuing resolution includes a raise in the debt ceiling, which is expected to be rejected in the Senate. The House may have to find another way to meet the October 1 deadline. Syngenta Senior Manager of Federal Government and Industry Relations Mary Kay Thatcher is optimistic federal lawmakers should be able to reach an agreement. “I suspect they’ll make it, if not September 30, a day or so after. I think the real question is how long do they extend it. It’s now tied up with ‘we’re going to hit our debt ceiling’ where the government can’t borrow anymore money. Do we marry those two to move forward? Then, how does this interact with the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill?”
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