Monday in Washington

Both the House and the Senate will be in session this week.  The House is expected to take up legislation providing appropriations through the end of the fiscal year. The top line amount will reflect the cuts from the sequester, but the bill is expected to provide some flexibility within national security related accounts to… More »


Thursday in Washington

Both the House and Senate are in session today. Without a real plan for how to address the $85 billion sequestration, it appears the cuts will go into effect. House Republicans met in closed session yesterday for over an hour to discuss the next steps and how to deal with the next looming financial crisis:… 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 »