Spring is in the Air!

Posted on April 12, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Caren Z. Turner

I sincerely hope that each of you had a wonderful holiday, and/or spring break. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom here, the Smithsonian museums are offering free jazz concerts along with special Japanese-American exhibits. The Sackler Gallery was particularly inspiring! Spring is in the air!

On to politics! Now that the Republican crown has been firmly placed upon Mitt Romney’s head, we can finally move forward to the general election! Rumors abound regarding who he will choose for a running mate. One thing seems to draw consensus – the decision will be well thought out, candidates will be thoroughly vetted and the experience and /or list of accomplishments of Romney’s running mate will be significant. As one Republican noted, this won’t be like the Palin decision. On the other hand, there still seems to be an enthusiasm gap re: Romney.

Pretty much everything that happens in the nation’s capital has implications for the presidential race.

In this month’s newsletter we look at three seemingly unrelated issues: the Supreme Court’s consideration of the constitutionality of Obamacare, the conservative federal budget package proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the latest extension of the highway bill.

All important issues in their own rights, but they become even more critical when considered in the context of a presidential race. Let’s face it; nothing in Washington is easy even in off years. In presidential election years, every political divide is magnified ten-fold.

We were thrilled to help host a wonderful event for the Women’s Campaign Fund (WCF). It was our distinct privilege to honor Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who was verbally bludgeoned by Rush Limbaugh. Sandra joined a WCF dinner hosted by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Diana Taylor. Other notable guests included Lilly Ledbetter, Marsha Mason, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Florida Congressional hopeful, Val Demings, and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Please have a look at some of the WCF candidates… We ALL need more women in government!

On the B to G front, we are helping an unprecedented number of companies who wish to sell products and services to the government. If you need help marketing your products to the federal government, we can help!

Finally, we are pleased to announce that we have signed a strategic alliance with the firm, Van Scoyoc Associates. This affiliation will allow us to offer a wider breadth of services and additional areas of subject matter expertise!

All the best and please call if you need help devising a legislative strategy or interaction with the government on any level.

CZT

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, health and energy industries. Members of our professional policy team can be reached at (202) 466-2511. We are also on the Web at www.turnergpa.com.

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