School is Back and so is Congress

Posted on September 7, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

By Caren Z. Turner

I hope you had a wonderful summer! One of the highlights of our summer was the August webinar by Andrea Shalal-Essa, Reuters correspondent, who discussed recent trends in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act!

School is back in and so is Congress. We are ready to go! The August debt ceiling stalemate has ended!! Issues, laws, regulations and proposals are percolating. Time to lay out the ground work for the fall.

Nearly every lobbying campaign must include a strategy for the Super Committee. Be sure your plan is in place. Also, please be sure to reach out to your legislators NOW, in advance of the Super Committee decisions to help prevent your industry from getting cut, ignored or over regulated. We anticipate a lot of activity in transportation, aerospace and defense, healthcare and manufacturing. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Please call (202) 466-2511.

While the Republican Presidential field is getting crowded, the Democrats have increasingly ripped apart their candidate. In her NYT article, “One and Done?” Maureen Dowd questions, “Maybe Obama was not even the person he was waiting for”. OUCH!

Environmentalists may soon lead the anti Obama parade after the President pulled back on the tougher smog standards that EPA had promised for months. Thank goodness we weren’t near 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue when that was announced. (EPA headquarters!).

If you ever want to know who is making the decisions about our economy? Study: 8 in 10 Lawmakers Lack an Education in Economics.

So, hang on to your hats. It’s going to be a wild Autumn!

Turner GPA is a leading D.C.-based national lobbying and government affairs firm dedicated to delivering cutting edge policy advocacy for the manufacturing, defense, aerospace, and energy industries. Members of our professional policy team can be reached at (202) 688-1820. We are also on the Web at

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