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

June 30, 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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This Week in Washington - June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022

Patrick Robertson leads off today’s edition with his Washington Whispers column, which focuses today on the research and development tax credit. We have also prepared an Infograph which provides details on the R&D tax credit. Al Jackson brings us up to date on defense issues and defense appropriations. We recently shared a Total Spectrum Spotlight interview between Congressman Erik Paulsen and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and we’ve included it in today’s edition as well. Watch this short but significant interview of one Senator who is on everybody’s list of rising stars in Washington.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022

Congressman Erik Paulsen sat down with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) to talk about the viability of the American Dream through access to education and the Senator’s commitment to Opportunity Zones as a vehicle for positive change. Senator Scott also talked about the headwinds facing small businesses, how funding reform is inextricably intertwined with criminal justice reform, and why we must address supply chain issues through infrastructure investments.

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This Week in Washington - June 8, 2022

June 8, 2022

Steve Gordon describes in Heard on the Hill the environment and mood in Washington, and what Congress is likely to tackle in the final six months of this Congressional session. Al Jackson updates us on defense and related appropriations, and Ramona Lessen monitored this week’s hearing of the Senate Finance Committee that dealt with the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2023. Congressman Erik Paulsen is interviewing Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) for Total Spectrum Spotlight. Senator Scott sits on the Senate committees for Finance; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Small Business. Senator Scott is a rising star in Republican politics, and we look forward to bringing you this Total Spectrum Spotlight interview in the very near future. In case you missed it, we’ve also included a recent interview with Charlie Cook, founder of and contributor to the Cook Political Report. His insights on political momentum and which issues will truly drive voters in the midterm elections are worth a watch.

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

June 1, 2022

Charlie Cook, who’s been called the “Picasso of election analysis,” founded The Cook Political Report in 1984 as an independent and non-partisan newspaper that analyzes both elections and political trends. For nearly 40 years, people from both parties have wanted to know “What does Charlie think?” In this edition of Total Spectrum Spotlight, Congressman Erik Paulsen talks with Charlie Cook about what issues may actually drive voters in the 2022 midterms, how we could see a wave election while our country is so divided, and two Members of Congress who, in Charlie’s opinion, have really improved the American experience.

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