In the latest episode of Hometown California, recorded in Washington D.C., our host, Paul A. Smith sits down with two of RCRC’s federal lobbyists, Sheryl Cohen and Chris Israel of American Continental Group (ACG), to give listeners a deeper look at the early days of the 117th Congress. Hear about the politics behind the Biden Administration’s early priorities including coronavirus relief, the twin priorities of infrastructure and climate, and more. Listen to insights about the how the politics of the 117th Congress, the upcoming 2022 elections, and the wins and losses of 2020 are impacting congressional leadership and policy negotiations under the dome. And, with the shift in the White House, hear about some of the key differences between the old and new Administration. Download now

For a complete picture of the national political pulse, be sure to download our previous interview in the nation’s capital to hear the conversation with Leah Askarinam, Editor-in-Chief of the Hotline at the National Journal released last month. With a new administration in the White House, a change of control in the U.S. Senate, and a razor-thin margin of control in the U.S. House of Representatives as a result of the last election, Paul and Leah discuss what’s going on in the White House and Congress. Find out more about the politics of the American Rescue Plan, the pandemic and how things are shaping-up for the 2022 General Election - which congressional seats are up for election, who is retiring, who will be facing primary challenges, and how this impacts policy-making at the federal level. 

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