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Total Spectrum’s principals in Arizona, Ashley Ragan and Steve Gordon, worked for Senator Jon Kyl in a senior capacity throughout his 18 years in the U.S. Senate. Ashley and Steve know Arizona, and they have the experience and understanding required to help solve your government affairs problem at the Arizona State Capitol or at the U.S. Capitol.
This Week in Washington - July 29, 2019 - July 29, 2019
The House of Representatives approved the Budget and Debt Ceiling agreement – and then adjourned for their August break. The Senate is in this week and will consider the budget agreement and a series of confirmation votes before they leave Washington. Al Jackson reviews activity on the upcoming→
This Week in Washington - July 16, 2019 - July 16, 2019
Late June and early July thunderstorms have turned into hot and muggy days and humid nights – the kind of weather that has forced Congress out of Washington during the summer since the beginning of our nation. The House of Representatives is scheduled to begin their August recess on July 26, and→
This Week in Washington - June 27, 2019 - June 27, 2019
John McKechnie writes about the retirement savings reform bills being discussed and worked on in both the Senate and the House. Steve Gordon reports on progress toward passage of USMCA, on the President’s Healthcare Executive Order, on infrastructure and the Highway Trust Fund, and politics in→
This Week in Washington - June 17, 2019 - June 17, 2019
Steve Gordon participated last week in meetings with acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and a senior member of the Republican Senate Caucus. Both provided a clear picture of what’s possible this year, and notes from both meetings and other odds and ends are in Steve’s Heard on the→
This Week in Washington - June 10, 2019 - June 10, 2019
Last week was a short week so that a number of Members of Congress could fly to France to participate in the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Steve Gordon reports on the U.S.-Mexican negotiations that thankfully ended Friday night without the imposition of tariffs. He also covers last week’s jobs→
AZ Eyes on DC - Happy Holidays! - December 16, 2016
Another year is nearly in the books, and what a raucous one it has been. We wish you all a very warm and holiday season, and look forward to 2017, when we'll continue to be your Eyes on DC.
AZ Eyes on DC - Election 2016 - November 14, 2016
We steered clear of the politics of the campaign, but the election of a new President, building a transition government, and the beginning of a new era in Washington, D.C. is going to be disruptive to the status quo. Managing Partner Steve Gordon offers his thoughts on the TrumpQuake and→
AZ Eyes on DC - Issue 9 - August 15, 2016
Arizona's Eyes this summer are on politics and the upcoming November election. Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report is one of the best to offer objective observations on such things, and we're pleased to bring some of his thoughts to you. As a follow up to our last issue's→
AZ Eyes on DC - Issue 8 - April 29, 2016
In the second installment of our 2016 and Beyond Series, Arizona Eyes talks international trade agreements with Richard Sawaya, Vice President of the National Foreign Trade Council and Director of USA*Engage.
AZ Eyes on DC - Issue 7 - March 10, 2016
In our first edition of 2016, Arizona Eyes on DC takes a look at the wonder that is this year's presidential campaign. Beginning a series we'll call 2016 and Beyond, Total Spectrum Partner Jim Miller lends his thoughts on current tax policy deliberations and how it may tee up possible activity→