Capitol Update

Lessons for the Political Environment Beyond Game of Thrones

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On June 10, there was a collective gasp of surprise and shock inside the Beltway not felt since the betrayal of Robb Stark by Lord Walder Frey during the “Red Wedding.”

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Term Limits and Re-Districting

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Happy summer!

I have the pleasure of traveling to a number of NAA affiliates each year as part of my role on the Government Affairs team.

 

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Excecutive Orders

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It has been a mixed month in the never ending quest to find consensus in Washington, D.C. During his recent State of the Union Address, the President set down a new formula for achieving the objectives on his public policy wish list:

White House Idea—Congressional Support = Executive Order. Case in point, the President wants to increase the minimum wage.

 

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Happy New Year Apt Industry Colleagues

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It is quiet in the nation’s capital for the moment, but action resumes shortly as both houses of Congress return to work from their holiday recess. The President will make his annual and constitutionally required State of the Union Speech on January 28.

 

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The End is Nigh!

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No, it’s not the opening to the latest apocalyptic zombie thriller (though I do enjoy those). I’m referring to the end of the first session of the 113th Congress. For the first time in many years, Congress will go, and stay gone, from Washington, D.C. for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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