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coupled with spending cuts (a position
favored by many conservatives and
budget hawks). This rift in the majority
caucus will no doubt make this a drawnout debate and will undoubtedly affect
negotiations on other issues.
The only other must-pass items
are reauthorization for the FAA and
for the Children's Health Insurance
Program. Both programs are expected
to be re-upped, however the process
still takes time out of the weeks before
Congress adjourns for the end of the
year. Additionally, they put the squeeze
on other major legislative items the
administration had planned to push
in the fall: tax reform and a major
infrastructure bill.
Tax reform, like healthcare, had
been a campaign pillar for President
Trump. However, his administration
has been cagey on specifics and has
yet to provide any additional details

outside broad talking points (wait for
speech). House Republicans' "Better
Way" tax reform proposal from 2016
has evaporated after abandoning the
border adjustment provision, which
had divided the conference. The road
forward on tax reform is very unclear,
and getting a reform package done this
fall (as Sec. Mnuchin has claimed) is all
but impossible. Keep in mind, it took
nearly two years for the tax reform bill
of 1986 to be completed.
Competing for attention with tax
reform is the administration's purported
infrastructure plan. The President has
frequently cited infrastructure as an area
in which both parties can come together
and work to improve the nation's system
of roads, bridges, dams, and certain
energy-related projects. Again, this
"plan" lacks any specifics or details in
which policymakers can begin to discuss
in earnest. Further complicating this

initiative is the massive price tag - some
have said it could cost over $1 trillion. From
a budgetary perspective, this cost - along
with anticipated revenue reductions from
tax reform and the cost of any healthcare
reform in the future - would strain the fiscal
situation. It remains to be seen how the
infrastructure plan materializes this fall.
As has been true throughout the
beginning of the 115th Congress, predicting
legislative action any further than a few
days is nearly impossible due to the flurry
of extraneous events that seemingly
pop up every day. Domestic issues
also compete with interests abroad for
attention, and those issues are even more
difficult to predict. The mood among
observers both on and off the Hill has
shifted from tea leaf reading to taking it
one day at a time.
Doug MacGillivray and Dan Lapato are
directors of government affairs at APGA.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of THE SOURCE - Winter 2017

A Vision from Our Industry: Listen, Define, Allocate, Execute
First Person
APGA Events
Q&A: Chairman Chatterjee
Furnace Rule Update
Delivering the Needs of Customers Through Legislative Action
Reaching Your Future Customers
Whistling In The Dark: Shortcomings of Natural Gas Indices Persist
Growth in Renewable Natural Gas
Legislative Outlook
The Pipeline
Marketing Matters
At Last
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - intro
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - ebelly1
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - ebelly2
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - A Vision from Our Industry: Listen, Define, Allocate, Execute
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - cover2
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 3
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 4
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 5
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 6
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 7
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - First Person
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 9
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - APGA Events
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - Q&A: Chairman Chatterjee
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - Furnace Rule Update
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 13
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - Delivering the Needs of Customers Through Legislative Action
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 15
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - Reaching Your Future Customers
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 17
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - Whistling In The Dark: Shortcomings of Natural Gas Indices Persist
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 19
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 20
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - Growth in Renewable Natural Gas
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 22
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - Legislative Outlook
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 24
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - The Pipeline
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - Marketing Matters
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 27
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - At Last
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 29
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - 30
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - cover3
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - cover4
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - outsert1
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - outsert2
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - outsert3
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - outsert4
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - outsert5
THE SOURCE - Winter 2017 - outsert6
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