December 22, 2020
The legislative year finally wrapped up last night around midnight. Erik Paulsen, Steve Gordon and Todd Smith summarize the three things that had to get completed – the omnibus spending bill, COVID relief, and the National Defense Authorization Act – and take a look forward to the U.S. Senate in 2021 in Heard on the Hill. Patrick Robertson takes a last look back at the November elections, and Steve Ruhlen takes a first look forward at the 2022 midterm elections. Al Jackson gives us a defense update, and Jesse Weathington provides an update on the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. As always, make sure to check out the Infographs for an in-depth look at current hot topics.
This is our last This Week in Washington for 2020, and it was a year like no other. The driving themes were a 100-year pandemic, economic dislocation and distress, and racial unrest. Each theme impacted November’s elections, which will conclude in Georgia on January 5th. We began the year with the first signs of a novel coronavirus. We are closing the year with the arrival of vaccines that will slowly get us back to a new normal.
Next year will bring a new President, a new Congress, and a new Administration. We will be here to watch, listen, and keep you informed.
On behalf of our Total Spectrum colleagues – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all good wishes for a healthy and successful new year.