They Say Health Care Policy is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

It’s Patriots’ Day, and our very own Jennifer Bell is taking this whole marathon-not-a-sprint thing seriously by tackling the Boston Marathon again. In DC this week, the drone and missile attack on Israel from Iran will dominate floor activity even as Congress has a slew of hearings ahead of the April 22 break for Passover. […]

March Madness Comes to an End… Or Does It?

Well the Gamecocks of South Carolina finish their 10th undefeated women’s basketball season, beating the Iowa Hawkeyes in double digits.  We have the men facing off tonight with Purdue being in the finals for the 1st time since 1969.  And we have the only total solar eclipse in the 21st century where totality will be visible in […]

The Week Ahead: March Madness – Washington, DC Version

Let’s start with 3 questions about timing this week.  See if you can guess the answers!  What happened on time?   Selection Sunday for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tourneys – one of our favorite events of the year!  What happened early?  Cherry blossoms.  The National Park Service declared peak blooms hit on March 17 […]

The Week Ahead: President’s Budget Release and More

The daffodils are in full bloom in Washington and Congress and the administration are trying to make the most of the next 2 weeks before taking a break for the Easter holiday.  There’s a lot going on in DC, so let’s get to it! The Administration All eyes on are the President’s annual budget release which will set […]

Week Ahead: Full House – Approps and SOTU This Week

Kicking of Women’s History Month, Nikki Haley won the primary in the District of Columbia, making her the first woman to win a Republican primary in US history. The other big news of the weekend was that congressional leadership, along with congressional appropriators, released a bipartisan package of six bills to stave off a government shutdown.  The […]

Week Ahead 2/26/2024: To Shut Down or Not Shut Down – This is the Question

Good morning from Washington where sunny skies and warm weather on the way signals positive vibes that a deal might be in the works for a temporary patch to fund the government.  Reports over the weekend however made those of us following these developments believe a shutdown might still be in the works. If nothing is […]

The Week Ahead: Congress Keeps Pushing Us – Onto the Borderline


Good morning from Washington, DC where the sun is shining, and the town is all abuzz about the finally unveiled bipartisan border package.  Last night, text was revealed after months of negotiations from bipartisan negotiators.  Like anything with good intention in Washington, it was met with mixed reviews and vocal opposition.  The bill was negotiated […]

The Week Ahead: Congress Shovels Out of Snow to Punt for Six Weeks


Good morning from Washington, where we are looking to get out of the snow to rise again in the sun this week. The last few days of snow caused people to shovel their driveways a few days ago, just to get more snow a day or two later. The whole scene is akin to Congress […]

The Week Ahead: CR or Not to CR… this is the Question


Welcome from Washington DC, where a few inches of snow canceled schools and closed the federal government leaving parents gazing into the horizon for relief and confirmation schools will open in the next day or so. As we stare into the legislative horizon, we wonder if Republicans and Democrats can come together to fund the […]