April 6, 2022
Today’s Heard on the Hill leads with the Leader – Senator Mitch McConnell. I was a consultant to him in his first campaign, and we reconnected recently at a series of events. I summarized his comments on key issues, and I think you’ll find this look into the Leader both informative and interesting. I also summarized the most current information on Rule 42, which could drastically change the number of illegal border crossings, and also the pending legislation that would provide additional funding for COVID tests and medications.
Congressman Erik Paulsen helped write the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as a member of the House Ways & Means Committee. He has written an excellent article about the reasons why Congress should make the 2017 tax cuts permanent.
Al Jackson brings us up to date on defense and defense appropriations happenings, while Ramona Lessen reports on the House Homeland Security Committee’s April 5 hearing on mobilizing our cyber defenses.
Members of the Senate and the House will be back in the states and districts for the next two weeks, but This Week in Washington will be back on April 20th.