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On Sept. 7, ABC issued an action alert opposing the U.S. House of Representative’s efforts to move forward with the partisan budget reconciliation process that could result in tax hikes and far-reaching labor requirements for ABC members. Please urge your representatives to oppose this package this week as House committees continue to mark up their sections of the package.

Ahead of the House committees’ markups, ABC sent a letter to the House opposing the reconciliation package and expressing concerns about the impact of the proposal’s tax hikes and labor requirements on the nation’s construction industry.

Of note, key votes by Senate Democrats Joe Manchin, W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, Ariz., have made clear their opposition to the $3.5 trillion price tag on the current budget package, while progressives have pledged not to support the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure package without first passing the reconciliation package. These opposing views could potentially sink both proposals as discussions continue among Democrats on a viable proposal that can pass through both chambers and support the president’s policies. Though all provisions would have to eventually survive the scrutiny of budget reconciliation’s Byrd Rule, only a simple majority will be needed to pass the package through Congress.

House committees have already begun formulating legislative text that is in line with their budget resolution instructions. The tentative mark-up schedule puts all 13 House committees on track to hit the Sept. 15 deadline for drafting the full reconciliation bill. That would then enable the House to bring the reconciliation bill to the floor before it votes on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bipartisan infrastructure bill, on Sept. 27.


House Committee

Amount in $ billions

Markup Date and Time

Natural Resources

Native American programs, Department of Interior


Sept. 2 at 11 a.m.

Oversight and Reform

Federal buildings, federal vehicle fleet, federal procurement


Sept. 3 at 11 a.m.

Ways and Means

Paid leave, ACA expansion, Medicaid expansion, Medicare expansion, long-term care, health equity, tax policy (including tax credits and raising tax revenue)


Sept. 9-14, times TBD 

Small Business

Small business programs


Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.

Education and Labor

Pre-K, child care, higher education, school infrastructure, workforce development, labor enforcement, Civilian Climate Corps, child nutrition


Sept. 9 at 12 p.m.

Veterans Affairs

VA facilities 


Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.

Science, Space and Technology

Technology, research, National Science Foundation


Sept. 9, time TBD


Agriculture, rural development, Civilian Climate Corps


Sept. 10 at 12 p.m.

Homeland Security

Cybersecurity, border security


Sept. 10, time TBD


Immigration, public safety


Sept. 13, time TBD

Financial Services

Affordable housing, public housing, community development, small business credit


Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.

Energy and Commerce

Clean energy, clean water, energy efficiency, climate research, electric vehicles, EPA, health equity, public health, broadband


Sept. 13 at 11 a.m.

Transportation and Infrastructure

Electric vehicles, economic development, coastal resiliency


Sept. 14 at 10am


As committees mark up their portions of the reconciliation bill, Congress will also face critical deadlines at the end of September, including the expiration of the current surface transportation authorization and government funding for federal agencies.