February 9, 2022
Senator John Thune’s announcement that he was staying in the Senate was music to the ears of those who believe that Republicans can pick up a couple of seats in November’s election and regain the majority. Congressman Erik Paulsen interviewed Senator Thune last Monday, and we sent it out as a special edition of This Week. Some people missed this important interview, so we have been asked to include it in this week’s edition.
Heard on the Hill covers subjects as diverse as a postal reform bill, a continuing resolution to keep the government open for another month while appropriators try to reach an agreement on a new budget, Supreme Court Associate Justice Breyer’s retirement, what it’s like to try to run a legislative agenda in a 50-50 Senate, and what Washington, D.C. is like two years after the start of the pandemic.
Ramona Lessen monitored the February 8 hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on protecting youth mental health. We’ve also included Infographs on a few hot topics of the day and the week’s legislative calendar.