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Nota Bene Episode 53: Presidential Impeachment Inquiry, USMCA Deal Approval, and Congressional Budgets with Elizabeth Frazee and Jonathan Meyer

October 9, 2019

Elizabeth Frazee and Jon Meyer join us with updates on the Legislative and Congressional branches of government. We discuss the current Presidential impeachment inquiries, the USMCA deal status, and how the impeachment inquiry will affect the government’s ability to get work done.

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.

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What We Discussed in this Episode:

How is the current Presidential impeachment inquiry being handled on both sides of the aisle?

Will impeachment inquiries affect other Congressional matters that need attention?

What is the status of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)? How might impeachment inquiries affect its passage?

What is it about the President’s conversation with Ukraine’s President that set off impeachment alarms?

Is there a benefit to launching an impeachment inquiry, even if it doesn’t lead to an actual impeachment process?

What interest does the President have in moving the USMCA deal along?

How has China’s ascent placed more pressure on this administration?

How is funding looking right now and what could happen if appropriations aren’t passed?

What does the Constitution have to say about the impeachment process?