Election year politics can be a drag on the congressional calendar. American Farm Bureau Federation Director of Congressional Relations Dustin Sherer says that will influence the Build Back Better bill and other major pieces of legislation. “With the continuing resolution that funds the government set to expire on February 18th, some nominations left to settle and once you get past March they’re theoretically supposed to be talking about appropriation bills for the next fiscal year, they need to clear the deck pretty quick.” If Build Back Better doesn’t advance in the next two months, Sherer said it becomes increasingly difficult for it to happen at all.
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