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Episode 11: The Infrastructure Debate – Infrastructure and Congress

Infrastructure / Podcast February 26, 2019

Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Joe Crowley(D-NY) join Jake Varn to discuss Congress’ role in a broad infrastructure package and the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

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#29 A Border Deal

Immigration / Podcast February 15, 2019

The border security deal is here. What’s in the deal and what will happen with the rest of immigration policy?

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Episode 35: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast February 12, 2019

Immigration in the State of the Union, the potential migratory impacts of the presidential election in El Salvador, and the case of Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage.

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Episode 34: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast January 29, 2019

The history of humanitarian crises at our borders, the new migrant caravan and update on the previous one, and what we predict from the State of the Union on immigration.

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#28 An Innovative Energy Future

Energy / Podcast January 25, 2019

The solution to climate change likely requires not just commitment but advances in next generation energy technology. But there’s another important angle to this story: who’s investing in all these new technologies, and is America keeping up with the competition?

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Episode 10: The Infrastructure Debate – An Infrastructure Deal in the New Congress

Infrastructure / Podcast January 18, 2019

We begin 2019 with a divided Congress but infrastructure has once again emerged as a beacon for bipartisan cooperation. Yet President Trump’s border wall and climate change could derail any debate on this issue before it even starts.

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Episode 33: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast January 15, 2019

This week Jordan and his guests discuss the partial government shutdown over the border wall dispute: how it happened, what it means, and how it may get resolved.

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Possibilities for Budget Process Reform in the New Congress

Economy / Podcast January 11, 2019

Michael Veselik of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and Sandy Davis discuss recent work on budget process reform and possibilities for the new Congress.

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#27 New Rules for the House

Governance / Podcast January 11, 2019

It’s a new year with a newly sworn in Congress and the House has some new rules. There’s also a recently formed Select Committee on the Organization of Congress that will take a look at how Congress organizes itself.

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Episode 9: The Infrastructure Debate – Schools

Infrastructure / Podcast December 21, 2018

Finding additional funding for school facilities is inherently challenging. Should the federal government include schools as a part of a broader infrastructure initiative?

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