Director’s Desk

Kenneth Gold | September 5, 2014

It’s September in Washington (yes, I know it’s September elsewhere as well).  We’ve just returned to work from the long Labor Day weekend, school buses are again making our nightmarish traffic even worse, and the Washington Nationals are in first place in the National League East.  Congress has returned from their August recess, and we’re again speculating on whether the federal government will shut down.  The good news is that this year we’re betting it won’t, although we’re again looking at a continuing resolution (CR), probably through early December.  We can therefore focus our stress on whether Congress will be able to pass a bill to fund the government after the expiration of the CR, and if they manage that, on the need to again raise or suspend the debt limit in March.  Welcome back.


Ken Gold is director of the Government Affairs Institute

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