Thursday in Washington

The House and the Senate remain in recess, but concerns over the impending sequestration are keeping press offices busy at the White House and on Capitol Hill. The effort to assign blame is reaching a fever pitch as Members attempt to safeguard programs of importance to their states and districts. At the same time, preparations… More »

Wednesday in Washington

Both the House and Senate are in recess this week, but with ten days to go before the sequester takes place, the politics of assigning blame are becoming palpable in DC. Republicans are now claiming that the sequester was Obama’s idea, while the President is hosting press conferences with firefighters to point out the potential… More »

Tuesday in Washington

Both the House and the Senate are in recess this week, so activity on Capitol Hill is at a minimum. The announcement of Senator Johanns’ retirement caught many off-guard, bringing the number to five of Senators not seeking re-election (Rockefeller, Chambliss, Harkin, Lautenberg, and now Johanns). The early favorite to replace Johanns is the current… More »

Monday in Washington

Mix a federal holiday with a recess week in DC, and not even the squirrels are stirring in the nation’s Capitol. Both the House and the Senate are in recess this week. When they return, leaders in Congress will face the sequestration cuts set to take place on March 1st. Proposals to increase taxes to… More »