This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - October 15, 2020

This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Heard on the Hill looks at the last mile of this Congress, with a particular focus on additional stimulus legislation by discussing what happened, what did not happen, and why. We look over the fence at the upcoming lame duck session, cover some odds and ends, preview the “Art of Polling” interview in Total Spectrum Spotlight, and cover the changes in campaign finance over 40 years in a section we call “It’s Raining Money”.

Washington Whispers takes a deep dive into the battle for the control of the U.S. Senate. It breaks the races into four tiers, and shows why national interest in which party controls the Senate has never been greater.

Ramona Lessen covered three hearings – one before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation about a pathway to a vaccine, another before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigation and Regulations about preventing fraud and abuse in the Paycheck Protection Program, and finally the opening of this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. Ramona has condensed her reports but provides links for those who want to read and watch further.

Jesse Weathington provides an update on two big healthcare and economic announcements 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.

We urge you to watch Part One of our Total Spectrum Spotlight interview with Neil Newhouse, co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies. Neil provides real insights about what does - and what does not – make a reliable poll and how his art changes with the times. You can also check out Part Two of the interview which is very informative.

Thanks for your interest in Washington. Thanks as always for reading (and watching). This Week in Washington will return after the election with a special election analysis. Now it is up to you. Make sure your vote counts. From the left or from the right, the right thing to do is vote (if you haven’t already…).