Nota Bene Episode 33: Congressional Check-In for Q2: Paris Agreement, Presidential Nominees, and Privacy with Elizabeth Frazee


As Congress marks its 100th day in session and we make our way through Q2 of 2019, we’re taking a closer look at several of the important issues that Congress will be addressing, from the Paris Accord to the review of judicial nominees and natural disaster relief for Puerto Rico.

Elizabeth Frazee is joining host Michael Cohen for the second time on this podcast to share her insight and updates on the 116th U.S. Congress. 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.

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What We Discuss in This Episode:

How will Congress handle H.R. 1644 – Save the Internet Act of 2019?

Given the disagreement between the House of Representatives and the Executive Branch, how will the House handle executive privilege, especially as it relates to the Mueller Report and security clearances?

How does Congress feel about the redacted Mueller Report?

What affect will Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s nuclear option have on presidential nominations?

Will bipartisanship only increase with the Senate’s current approach to presidential nominees?

Are party politics or qualifications influencing the Senate’s approach to the nominees?

Will there be relief for the people of Puerto Rico?

What are the prospects for the House’s bill, H.R.9, directing the U.S. to return to the Paris Agreement?

How will privacy legislation be dealt with given federal preemption?

What will happen with the trilateral treaty with Canada and Mexico, the USMCA?

Is progress being made in the China-America trade negotiations?

Resources Mentioned:

Elizabeth’s prior episode (Episode 21)

Elizabeth Frazee bio

Liisa Thomas’s episode (Episode 25)


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