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This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

Both the Senate and the House returned to Washington right after Labor Day, and both are scheduled to leave town by the end of September. Patrick Robertson has written an excellent summary of Congress’ legislative agenda – what’s possible in the next 10 days and what is going to get pushed off until the lame duck session. Patrick’s Washington Whispers articles are always good, and this week’s is exceptionally well done. Jesse Weathington is out enjoying the first days of Fall with a pumpkin spice latte. So, unfortunately, we will have to wait until the next edition of TWIW for his Gold Dome Report. Ramona Lessen monitors the September 20th hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, entitled “Tightening the Screws on Russia.” Of course, make sure to check out the Infographs on current hot topics.

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This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022

Patrick Robertson leads off with his Washington Whispers column, reporting on what’s going to happen in the Senate and the House before they leave town for the August recess, and previewing some of the activity that is anticipated during the balance of the calendar year. Al Jackson also updates us on defense and defense appropriations issues. Jesse Weathington gives us the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report, and Ramona Lessen monitored the July 26th hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism on decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022

In this week’s Total Spectrum Spotlight, Congressman Erik Paulsen interviews Lisa B. Nelson, the Chief Executive Officer of ALEC, as she and her team prepare for their upcoming annual meeting in Atlanta on July 27, 28, and 29. ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is the largest non-partisan membership organization for state legislators and private sector representatives. Lisa is introduced by Arizona’s Senate President Karen Fann, ALEC’s current Chairperson, and both Lisa and Senator Fann are sending the clear message that Americans want solutions, and they are looking to the states for answers.

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This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022

Congress returned to Washington this week. At the top of Senate Democrats’ to-do list is building a consensus on a slimmed-down Build Back Better bill against the backdrop of a spiking inflation rate and signs of a slowing economy. In Heard on the Hill, Steve Gordon describes some of the major items that are being discussed for inclusion in this plan. Congressman Erik Paulsen wrote a wonderful article entitled “Inflation and a Slowing Economy – What to do About Both.” Jesse Weathington gives us the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report, and Ramona Lessen monitored the July 12th Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Congressman Erik Paulsen recently spoke with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) about the bipartisan bill he’s championing entitled the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), previously called the Endless Frontiers Act. This legislation aims to increase American investment in innovation, strengthen the U.S. economy, and build resilience in our supply chain. This bill is designed to boost American investment in technologies widely used from the battlefield to the workplace and ensure that investments of U.S. capital in the Chinese market will not be used to threaten our national security.

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This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

Patrick Robertson leads off today’s edition with his Washington Whispers column, where he focuses on the workings of Congress by highlighting the research and development tax credit. Al Jackson brings us up to date on defense issues and defense appropriations. Jesse Weathington gives us the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. In today’s Infographs, you’ll find one on the R&D tax credit, as discussed in Washington Whispers.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022

Today we bring you a Total Spectrum Spotlight interview with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). He's widely acknowledged - by folks on either side of the aisle - as a rising star in Washington. His intellect, communication skills, and uncommon common sense have made him a quiet leader on all the committees on which he serves – Finance; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Small Business – and on the Floor of the Senate. Watch this relatively short interview, and you’ll see why Senator Tim Scott is a rising star.

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This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022

Steve Gordon describes in Heard on the Hill the environment and mood in Washington, and what Congress is likely to tackle in the final six months of this Congressional session. Al Jackson updates us on defense and related appropriations, and Ramona Lessen monitored a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee that dealt withthe President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2023. Jesse Weathington will shed some light on the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. Be sure to check out the Infographs on current hot topics. We have also included our recent Total Spectrum Spotlight with Charlie Cook, founder of and contributor to the Cook Political Report. His insights on political momentum and which issues will truly drive voters in the midterm elections are worth a watch.

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This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Patrick Robertson reflects this week on a couple of headlines - “Vice President Harris approaching records for tie-breaking votes” and “The longest 50-50 Senate grinds on.”. Ramona Lessen reviewed Tuesday’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing that examined the U.S.-Canada Energy and Minerals Partnership. As usual, Jesse Weathington lays out the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. Don’t miss the Infographs for an in-depth look at current hot topics. In case you missed it, we have also included this week’s Total Spectrum Spotlight. Congressman Erik Paulsen interviewed Kevin Hassett, former Senior Advisor and Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

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This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Below please find an exclusive Total Spectrum Spotlight interview with Kevin Hassett, who was not only a Senior Adviser and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Trump Administration, but was also the economic advisor to President George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign, Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidential campaign, and Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign. If you're at all interested in or impacted by the economy, we're certain this conversation with our colleague Congressman Erik Paulsen will be of interest to you.

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