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 »

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 »

Friday in Washington

Neither the House nor the Senate will be voting today with the Senate’s next vote occurring late in the afternoon on Monday on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. House Democrats continue their annual policy meetings in Leesburg, VA today. Budget topics and how to deal with the sequestration, debt ceiling and annual… More »

Friday Report From Washington

Neither the House nor the Senate are in session today. House Republicans are continuing their annual policy retreat in Williamsburg, VA. Meanwhile the Cabinet Member churn continues with indications that the Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu will announce his plans to resign from the Cabinet early next week. Speculation was already brewing about possible… More »