What to expect from the 2013 Congress. Arley Johnson – Executive Director, Advocates for The Other America Brad Penney – General Counsel, Advocates for The Other America Mike Gaffin – Legislative Assistant to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
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Arley Johnson – Executive Director, Advocates for The Other America
Brad Penney – General Counsel, Advocates for The Other America
Mike Gaffin – Legislative Assistant to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
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Advocates for the other America
Advocates for The Other America (AFTOA) is a 501(c)4 lobbying and consulting organization working to advance the concerns and issues of low income Americans intended to educate Congressional Members and the Administration on the serious and dire straits the country’s low income Americans are facing
Political outlook debt ceiling on the condition that the Senate pass a budget
Fiscal Cliff deal resolved little
Major challenges before Congress on the Debt Ceiling, sequestration, and FY 2013 budget
Sequestration alternative likely to be negotiated
Gridlock likely to continue as short term extensions of the debt ceiling postpone basic decisions on Entitlements and Federal Debt
Republicans face leadership crisis in the House as “tea party” faction blocks bi-partisan negotiations
“Doomsday” Commission ultimately becomes only way to resolve gridlock