Previewing the Obama Administration and the new Congress: State and local government policy; national defense policy; Native American Affairs

December 4, 2008
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

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Episode Description

Congress is preparing a massive stimulus bill that is expected to be one of the first items President-Elect Barack Obama signs into law shortly after being sworn in next month. State and local governments are hard hit by the economic downturn so leading municipal government advocate Marek Gootman is our guest to talk about how the stimulus will help them and what a Democratic Washington will do for state and local government. Then, Heather Sibbison will be on hand to talk about the critical challenges the new President and next Congress will have to face in helping our nation's Native American population. Finally, is the next White House full of hawks or doves? Jack Deschauer, a former Director of Senate Affairs for the Department of Defense, is our guest to talk about the newly announced national security team for the President-Elect and what major decisions they will face in the future.

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