March 24, 2022
Winter is waning, and we’re approaching cherry blossom time. Congress will pretty much be focused on the midterm elections after July 31st, so Administration and Congressional leaders are feverishly putting together a list of legislative things that must get done – and can get done – in the next few months.
Patrick Robertson’s Washington Whispers is an important guide to possible legislative activity. Ramona Lessen reviewed two hearings – Monday’s Senate Judiciary Hearing on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and Tuesday’s Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Hearing entitled “Building a Resilient Economy by Shoring up Supply”.
A great number of industries were hurt during the pandemic, but the restaurant industry is at or near the top of the list. Congressman Erik Paulsen interviewed Dwayne Allen for Total Spectrum Spotlight. Mr. Allen is the Co-Founder and owner of the Breadfruit and Rum Bar in Phoenix, and he is a member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition. He describes the rewards and the challenges he and many other local restaurants are facing. It’s a great interview and I hope you’ll watch it.
We started Total Spectrum Spotlight last fall at the request of the Arizona Chamber, and the response has been excellent. Congressman Paulsen has lined up some excellent interviews to share with you over the next couple of months, so stay tuned.
Thanks again for reading This Week in Washington and watching Total Spectrum Spotlight. We’ll be back in two weeks for the next issue of This Week.