March 11, 2021
Steve Gordon’s Heard on the Hill covers three big items in Washington – Senator Roy Blunt’s announcement that he will not run for re-election; the passing of the American Rescue Plan, the latest COVID emergency legislation; and the possible return of legislative earmarks. Jesse Weathington provides an update on the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. Total Spectrum Partner and Southwest Regional Director Michael DiMaria provides some thoughts on data privacy. Congressman Erik Paulsen writes about why tax hikes are the wrong medicine for a struggling economy in his article originally printed last week by the Washington Examiner and reprinted by Real Clear Politics. Ramona Lessen summarizes a hearing held this week by the Senate Banking, Housing,and Urban Affairs Committee entitled ‘Who Won on Wall Street – GameStop,Robinhood, and the State of Retail Investing.” As always, make sure to check out the Infographs for an in-depth look at current hot topics.
Our Total Spectrum Spotlight this week is a replay of the webinar hosted last week by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce featuring Total Spectrum’s Strategic Consultants Erik Paulsen and Patrick Robertson.
Speaking of Patrick, hats off and congratulations to him for his work on behalf of the Independent Restaurant Coalition and 500,000 local restaurants and bars – and the 11 million people they employ. Restaurants will be receiving $28.6 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan to help rebuild their sector. We will cover how restaurants and bars can apply for this program in the next issue of This Week in Washington.