December 9, 2022
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, as well as the progress of the lame duck legislative agenda. Total Spectrum’s Senior Partner John McKechnie is our financial expert, and he has penned 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.
Jesse Weathington normally gives us the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. However, he is on an expedition to find out who is more prevalent in Georgia – Santa or the Grinch. Hopefully, it is the former! And, of course, be sure to check out the Infographs on current hot topics.
In this edition of TWIW, we have added a new episode of 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.
We at Total Spectrum wish you the best this holiday season. Merry Christmas and all best wishes for a healthy and successful New Year.