Fall 2021 Hill Watch

Bloomberg Government’s semiannual Hill Watch report takes a comprehensive look at what’s happening on the Hill, what to watch in Congress, and what movement is expected in the coming months – and serves as a deep dive across 20+ policy areas.

See what’s leading Congress’ agenda as we close out 2021.

Hill Watch Hot Topics

Budget & Appropriation
Reconciliation bill
Debt limit


Child Care





Campaign and Elections
For the People Act
Voting rights amendments

Energy & Environment

Financial Services


Health care

Homeland Security


Infrastructure and surface transportation

Labor & Employment

Law Enforcement



Tech & Telecom


What to Watch on the Hill

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2021 Congressional Calendar

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Fall 2021 Hill Watch Resources

As we swiftly approach the end of the fiscal year – and Congress gears up for the 2022 midterm elections – our Fall 2021 Hill Watch is your guide to key policy areas and legislation.

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2021 Fall Hill Watch Report

Download your complimentary report for an inside look at the policy shifts, agenda items, and spending allocations that will be pivotal in the coming year.

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2021 Fall Hill Watch Event

Join policymakers and Bloomberg Government for a live, moderated discussion on the latest legislative priorities and the current outlook for Congress and government affairs professionals, based on our Hill Watch report.

2022 Races to Watch

The 2022 midterm elections are just over a year away, and a number of House and Senate races are already shaping up to be highly competitive. Several incumbents face stiff competition, even from unknown candidates, and redistricting will likely cause a few shakeups. Learn more about the 2022 election landscape in the full Hill Watch report.

Competitive House Districts

Arizona’s 1st: Tom O’Halloran (D) has won all three of his general elections with less than 55% of the vote

California’s 25th: Mike Garcia (R) won a full term in November by 333 votes out of 339,000 cast

Iowa’s 3rd: Cindy Axne (D) won over David Young (R) by just 1 point in 2020 after unseating him in 2018

New Hampshire’s 1st: Chris Pappas (D) won by 51% in 2020, when Republicans won control of the redistricting process

Pennsylvania’s 8th: Matt Cartwright (D), in his fifth term, showed political mettle by winning re-election in 2020 with 51.8%, running 4.5 points ahead of Biden

2022 Senate Forecast

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