This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - May 21, 2021

This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

Welcome to the Georgia edition of This Week in Washington. Thank you for your interest in politics and policy from the Peach State to the Potomac.

There is an exceptionally high level of distrust between Republicans and Democrats in this Congress. Patrick Robertson writes in Washington Whispers about how this distrust and the ghosts of past negotiations could impact the current attempt to develop
bipartisan legislation. Congressman Erik Paulsen writes about the Biden Administration’s proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy, and how it would impact people who are not so wealthy. Al Jackson brings us up to date on the Biden Administration’s national security budget in his Defense Update.

Jesse Weathington provides an update on the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. And, be sure to check out
the Infographs for an in-depth look at current hot topics.

Total Spectrum Spotlight is designed to bring you interviews with news makers and news shapers – and Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) is both. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in dental medicine, Congressman Ferguson founded a successful family dental practice and was Mayor of West Point, Georgia before being elected to Congress. He is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Chief Deputy Whip for House Republicans. Erik Paulsen’s interview with Congressman Ferguson is both informative and thought provoking.

Congress will recess at the end of next week for an extended Memorial Day holiday. Both the Senate and the House will return to Washington the week of June 7, and we will be back with our next issue of This Week in Washington that week.

Watch Total Spectrum Spotlight