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John McKechnie joins DCUC Webinar on Federal Affairs

February 25, 2021

John McKechnie, Total Spectrum Senior Partner joined Tony Hernandez, Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) President & CEO, for a discussion on the latest in topics that affect credit union operations on military installations. They were also joined by Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD 4), NCUA Chairman Todd Harper, and other special guests who shared their valuable expertise. DCUC is the premier defense trade association representing the interests of defense credit unions serving the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide. NCUA, National Credit Union Administration, is the federal agency responsible for regulating and insuring the Nation’s credit unions.

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This Week in Washington - February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

Patrick Robertson reports on the status in Congress of the Biden Administration’s proposal for COVID relief, and well as their plans for infrastructure and immigration reform in “Washington Whispers.” Todd Smith and Congressman Erik Paulsen report on the Administration’s healthcare wish list. Al Jackson provides his monthly defense update, and Ramona Lessen provides an overview of yesterday’s Senate hearing on the January 6th attack on the Capitol. We received a significant number of requests asking us to reshare our Total Spectrum Spotlight interview with Senator Mark Kelly, and we are pleased to oblige. Please mark your calendars - Congressman Erik Paulsen and Patrick Robertson will present a 2021 Outlook from Capitol Hill in a March 3rd webinar from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM MST as part of the Arizona Chamber’s Virtual Leadership Series.

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This Week in Washington - February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021

Today’s “Heard on the Hill” focuses on the new Democratic majority, pendulum politics, some off-the-record comments from a member of the Republican Senate Leadership, and concludes with a tip of our hat to Glenn Hamer. Steve Ruhlen, our budget and appropriations expert, takes a closer look at budget reconciliation. You will not want to miss today’s Total Spectrum Spotlight. My colleague Congressman Erik Paulsen sat down for an exclusive and candid interview with Senator Mark Kelly, where he talked about his priorities and first impressions of life in the Senate.

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In interview, Ariz. Sen. Mark Kelly reflects on early weeks of new Congress

February 10, 2021

In an exclusive interview, Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., speaks candidly on Total Spectrum Spotlight about his first impressions as a new member of the Senate, his policy priorities, and what to soon expect from the Biden administration.

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This Week in Washington - January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021

This is the fourth anniversary of This Week, so “Heard on The Hill” is devoted to some of the new features you will see this year and thanking all those who have made this milestone possible. Patrick Robertson covers early action in the Senate in “Washington Whispers,” and Al Jackson provides an update on defense. Be sure to watch Total Spectrum Spotlight for a discussion on rural broadband opportunities with resident telecom experts Michael DiMaria and Jim Campbell.

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Total Spectrum Welcomes Jim Campbell, Launches Colorado Operation

January 25, 2021

Steve Gordon, Managing Director of Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon and Associates, is pleased to announce Jim Campbell as its newest Partner. Campbell will also serve as Colorado Director, launching the firm’s operation in The Centennial State. Total Spectrum is a rapidly expanding public affairs firm with offices in Washington, D.C.; Phoenix; Atlanta; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and now Denver.

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This Week in Washington - January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Thanks for your interest in Washington, and welcome back to the special inauguration issue of This Week in Washington. I attended my first inaugural in 1985 and subsequently in 1989, 2001, and 2005. Inaugurals are celebrations for the winners. But for all of us, inaugurals celebrate the continued victory of American democracy.

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