This Week in Washington - December 7, 2022

This Week in Washington - December 7, 2022

December 7, 2022

This week, Steve Gordon’s Heard on the Hill covers national politics, caucus elections in both the House and the Senate, the end (finally) of the Georgia runoff and the start of the 2023-24 campaign cycle, and the progress of the lame duck legislative agenda. Total Spectrum’s Senior Partner John McKechnie is our financial expert, and he wrote an article about the recent failure of a major cryptocurrency exchange and the fallout on related policy. In this week’s Defense Update, Al Jackson dives into the National Defense Appropriations Act, the bill passed annually to fund defense spending. Ramona Lessen reports on the December 6th hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee that focused on the 2023 Farm Bill and Research Programs.

In this week’s Total Spectrum Spotlight, Congressman Erik Paulsen sat down last Friday with Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8), the former Chairman and current Ranking Member of the Ways & Means Committee. Congressman Brady was Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed – and many people contend that the bill could never have been passed unless Kevin Brady had his hands on the steering wheel. It’s a relatively short but a meaningful interview with an excellent legislator and a very good man.

This concludes our sixth year of This Week in Washington, and the second full year of Total Spectrum Spotlight. It takes a lot of time and it takes a lot of great people to put these products together on a regular basis. Each of us – Congressman Erik Paulsen, Patrick Robertson, John McKechnie, Al Jackson, Dana Marston, and Ramona Lessen – join us in thanking you for your interest and wish you the very best this holiday season. Merry Christmas and all best wishes for a healthy and successful New Year.

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