Nota Bene Episode 90: U.S. Q3 Check In: Stimulus, Relief, Election, and Direction with Elizabeth Frazee and Jonathan Meyer
While most agree that Congress must do something to help the U.S. economy and the American people, there is some disagreement as to how, when, and what needs to get done. That is precisely what we’re exploring in today’s episode. We’re tapping into the current pulse of the U.S. economy in our Q3 check in with Elizabeth Frazee and Jon Meyer.
Elizabeth Frazee is the Co-Founder and CEO of Twin Logic Strategies, a boutique government relations firm. Elizabeth was named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper and has a 30-year career in Washington that encompasses over a decade working in high-level jobs on Capitol Hill, executive experience at leading tech and entertainment companies and years of successful representation of companies, trade associations and non-profits as a policy advocate and political strategist.
Jon Meyer is a partner at Sheppard Mullin and counsels clients on their interactions with federal and state government, as well as cybersecurity, homeland security, Congressional oversight and immigration, among other challenges.
What We Discuss in This Episode:
- What is Congress going to do to help the millions of Americans who need financial assistance and relief?
- Why are certain considerations like whether or not to reopen schools political decisions instead of public health decisions?
- Is Congress likely to afford some funding for schools in the next stimulus package?
- Are we seeing a greater amount of disagreements and division among the Republican party, indicating a shift in American politics?
- What should we expect in the upcoming election cycle? Will there be a transformation of the current make up of Congress?
- What authority does the Department of Homeland Security have to allow them to leverage that authority the way they have been in Portland, Oregon?