The new Congress

March 9, 2015 — This week on For Your Benefit, hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan welcome Ken Gold to the studio. Gold is the director of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.

Republicans now have the majority in both chambers: What does it mean? What is going on with the debt and deficits? What are the prospects for federal spending in the departments and agencies? Our show today will focus on these and more.

Topics include:

  • Is compromise possible?
  • Congress’s mood regarding Federal employment and benefits
  • What happened to the Sequester?
  • Will there be higher defense spending?
  • Tax reform?
  • Entitlement reform?