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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

Total Spectrum Spotlight is very pleased to bring to you Congressman Erik Paulsen’s exclusive interview with Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona’s Senior Senator. Erik Paulsen and Krysten Sinema served together in the U.S. House of Representatives. In this Spotlight interview, he asks about her approach to getting meaningful things done in the Senate, how she views the differences between working in the Senate and in the House of Representatives, and her perspectives on a possible lame duck session.

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This Week in Washington - September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

Both the Senate and the House returned to Washington right after Labor Day, and both are scheduled to leave town by the end of September. Patrick Robertson has written an excellent summary of Congress’ legislative agenda – what’s possible in the next 10 days and what is going to get pushed off until the lame duck session. Patrick’s Washington Whispers articles are always good, and this week’s is exceptionally well done. Ramona Lessen monitored the September 20th hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, entitled “Tightening the Screws on Russia.” Today’s Total Spectrum Spotlight interview is with Nathan Gonzales, the Editor and Publisher of Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of Senate, House, and gubernatorial, and presidential elections. Nathan provides important context and fascinating observations on November’s elections.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - September 14, 2022

September 14, 2022

In this week’s Total Spectrum Spotlight, Congressman Erik Paulsen speaks with Nathan Gonzales, Editor and Publisher of Inside Elections. Mr. Gonzales shares his insights on the GOP’s momentum going into November’s midterm election and how the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision may have changed that momentum. He also explores whether results from special elections should be considered as trend indicators, and which Senate races are surprising analysts – and the potential for another runoff in Georgia.

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Total Spectrum Georgia ranked among top lobbyists in Georgia

September 1, 2022

Total Spectrum's Georgia Team ranked among the top lobbyists for 2022 in Georgia by JAMES Magazine.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - August 3, 2022

August 3, 2022

Access to medical services is a priority for all. While telemedicine and telemental health have been in use since the 1950s, demand for these services exploded during the pandemic when broad waivers enabled greater access to virtual care. In fact, the CDC reported earlier this year that one in four surveyed had used telehealth services in the prior month. Congressman Erik Paulsen recently spoke with Kyle Zebley, ATA’s Vice President of Public Policy about the benefit of broadening access to healthcare using technology and the need to protect its use for future populations.

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This Week in Washington - July 27, 2022

August 1, 2022

Patrick Robertson leads off with his Washington Whispers column, reporting on what’s going to happen in the Senate and the House before they leave town for the August recess, and previewing some of the activity that is anticipated during the balance of the calendar year. Al Jackson also updates us on defense and defense appropriations issues, and Ramona Lessen monitored the July 26th hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism on decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022

In this week’s Total Spectrum Spotlight, Congressman Erik Paulsen interviews Lisa B. Nelson, the Chief Executive Officer of ALEC, as she and her team prepare for their upcoming annual meeting in Atlanta on July 27, 28, and 29. ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is the largest non-partisan membership organization for state legislators and private sector representatives. Lisa is introduced by Arizona’s Senate President Karen Fann, ALEC’s current Chairperson, and both Lisa and Senator Fann are sending the clear message that Americans want solutions, and they are looking to the states for answers.

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This Week in Washington - July 13, 2022

July 13, 2022

Congress returned to Washington this week. At the top of Senate Democrats’ to-do list is building a consensus on a slimmed-down Build Back Better bill against the backdrop of a spiking inflation rate and signs of a slowing economy. In Heard on the Hill, Steve Gordon describes some of the major items that are being discussed for inclusion in this plan. Congressman Erik Paulsen wrote a wonderful article entitled “Inflation and a Slowing Economy – What to do About Both.” And Ramona Lessen monitored the July 12th Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022

Congressman Erik Paulsen recently interviewed Lisa B. Nelson, the Chief Executive Officer of ALEC, as she and her team prepare for ALEC's 49th annual meeting in Atlanta on July 27, 28, and 29. ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is the largest non-partisan membership organization for state legislators and private sector representatives. Lisa is introduced by Arizona’s Senate President Karen Fann, who is ALEC’s current Chairperson.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Congressman Erik Paulsen recently spoke with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) about the bipartisan bill he’s championing entitled the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), previously called the Endless Frontiers Act. This legislation aims to increase American investment in innovation, strengthen the U.S. economy, and build resilience in our supply chain. This bill is designed to boost American investment in technologies widely used from the battlefield to the workplace and ensure that investments of U.S. capital in the Chinese market will not be used to threaten our national security.

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