Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Water Bill. Farm Bill. Defense Bill


Year end bills blitz? Possibly. These are the top priority bills that are making their way to becoming law. There also happens to be only about two weeks left for their passing. Here is a brief rundown provided by – Water Resources Reform and Development Act The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRDA) […]

Community Development Block Grants: A Key Difference Between the House and Senate

Capitol Hill

Does your community rely on Community Development Block Grants? Many communities across America certainly do.  The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which we wrote about a few years ago in a word of the week post, is critical funding distributed through The Department of Housing and Urban Development (THUD). The funds impact larger cities and […]

Grow Our Economy AND Shrink Our Deficit: VIDEO

Is it really possible? Yes, it absolutely is, asserts President Obama. He also asserts that his recently proposed FY ’14 budget proposal is a blueprint for achieving both goals in concert. Republicans in Congress however, do not agree and have said the budget is a non-starter. In a speech delivered in the Rose Garden, President […]

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Fiscal Cliff Bill aka Tax Bill

Capitol Hill

Have you had the opportunity to review the bill or any of the subsequent analysis? If you have not, below is a quick run down on a few key provisions. The bill: Extends tax cuts for income below $450,000 (couples) and $400,000 (single filers) Above those thresholds, raises the income tax rate from 35 percent […]

Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor: Message from Anita Estell

Message from Anita Estell

Want a snapshot of where Americans stand on the issues? I received the following information from Allstate.  The note references the release of the Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor poll.  Interestingly, most of those polled support compromise and policy makers working together to invest in education, training, infrastructure and other activities that help our nation’s economic […]

Have you heard of the We The People Petition System?

We the People

Have you heard of the We The People petition system? Last September, the White House unveiled a new platform that allows Americans across the globe to more easily petition the federal government. We The People gives all Americans a way to create and sign petitions on a range of policy issues. If a petition gathers […]

Women in the Running

Women Running for Congress

Are you wondering why women represent 51% of the population, but only 17% of Congress? You aren’t alone. In fact, over at the Women’s Campaign Fund, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in office, you can read about all the women who are currently running for Congress. From Senator Claire McCaskill […]

Revisiting Paul Ryan and the “Path to Prosperity”


Do you remember Paul Ryan’s Budget? Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a man with a master plan. He made that obvious with the passage of the GOP controlled House budget plan in March. With the announcement of a Romney-Ryan Presidential ticket this weekend, the middle class, poor, elderly, unions and many […]

Congress: Back Home for August Recess With Much Work Still to Do

Capitol Hill

Will you make the time to see your Congressional Representative this August? Congress is headed home for the month of August, leaving major work to be done. Most pressing includes the Farm Bill which has stalled in the House,  expiring tax cuts, and of course the nation’s looming sequestration. While your Congressmen and Congresswomen are […]

Transportation and Student Loans – Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act


Are you satisfied with the jobs and transportation improvements that will come to your state resulting from the recently signed legislation? The bill provides an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund. It also prevents student interest rate hikes until July of […]

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