Prime Policy Group Supports Salvation Army Toy Drive

As the holiday season approaches, the Prime Policy Group team is proud to support the Salvation Army and their annual Angel Tree toy drive. We are so thankful to help bring joy to some very special and deserving children this season!

Charlie Black and Scott Pastrick Named Among Top Lobbyists in 2015

Prime Policy Group is pleased to announce that our Chairman (Charlie Black) and President/CEO (R. Scott Pastrick) were named among the top lobbyists for 2015 by The Hill.

Congratulations to Charlie and Scott for continuing the trend of excellence at Prime Policy Group.

The full list of 2015 honorees is available here.

"The View from the Sidelines" Charlie Black interview with The Weekly Standard

This article originally appeared in the October 7 edition of The Weekly Standard.
Written by Fred Barnes

Capitol Advantage Associates and Prime Policy Group Forge Strategic Partnership


RALEIGH – Two of the state’s top ranked lobbyists have announced their affiliation with a premier bipartisan public policy and government affairs firm based in Washington, DC.

Theresa Kostrzewa and Lisa Martin of Capitol Advantage Associates, Inc., are now affiliated with North Carolina native Charlie Black and Prime Policy Group. 

Far East Lines Ships Lobbying to Prime Policy Group

*Article orginially appeared on O'Dwyer PR*

Hong Kong-based Far East Lines Limited ocean shipping company signed up Prime Policy Group for a 40-day US lobbying blitz.

John Tanner Attends 60th Anniversary of NATO Parliamentary Association in Paris

On July 18, Prime's John Tanner attended a special meeting, as former President of the NATO Parliamentary Association (PA), to mark the Assembly’s 60th Anniversary in Paris, France. While serving in Congress, John Tanner was elected by legislators from all 26 NATO member nations to serve as President of the NATO PA in 2008 for two years.

Schmitz, Simpkins to Join as Managing Directors

Prime Policy Group Announces Schmitz, Simpkins to Join as Managing Directors, Creation of Prime Policy Transatlantic Group

Washington, D.C- Prime Policy Group, a premier bipartisan government relations and consulting firm in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce the hiring of the Honorable John P. Schmitz and Martina Simpkins, as Managing Directors. John and Martina will take the lead in the newly created Prime Policy Transatlantic Group, which will extend the firm’s reach to Europe.

Prime Policy Group Assists in Major Trade Association Win

Prime Policy Group provided significant assistance this week to two of our trade association clients, the United Motorcoach Association and the National School Transportation Association, on the groups’ number one issue relating to minimum insurance requirements they are required to have to operate.

Article originally appeared in the Aug. 6 edition of CNN Online News.

After stumbling this week, Jeb Bush heads into Thursday's debate facing a key question: Is he ready to run for president in an era when every gaffe can go viral?

Bush's latest challenge came Tuesday when the former Florida governor attempted to slam Planned Parenthood. But he appeared to veer off track when he said, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues," referring to the amount of money the federal government pays largely for low-income women's health services.

Bush later said he "misspoke," but the line gave an easy opening to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, who immediately pounced to portray him as insensitive to the needs of women.

The fumble followed an uncomfortable moment Monday at a forum in New Hampshire when Bush struggled to answer a question about his family's political legacy -- an issue that has repeatedly tripped him up during his campaign.

Bush allies argue that these moments amount to blips that will soon be forgotten and say that by staying the course, he's showing an even-handed steadiness that could help him secure the nomination.

Still, the incidents underscore how Bush, the powerhouse politician who was once thought to be the man who could clear the GOP presidential field, is struggling to find his footing in a race that's been upended by Donald Trump's surge in the polls.

Perhaps more importantly, the missteps raise questions about whether Bush is ready to wage the type of disciplined, savvy campaign required in the modern political era to win the White House.

"It speaks to the changes in campaigns since the last time he ran for office. It used to be you make a comment like that; by evening you put out your statement, and the statement ends up in the same story. That whole thing on women's health issues swept around the world before the campaign retracted it," said Katie Packer, a former adviser to Mitt Romney who specializes in helping candidates hone their message to Republican and independent women. "The speed at which things travel is probably new to him. You learn that when you're running, especially in the presidential cycle. All of this serves to make him look a little out of touch."

Packer is neutral in the race but she is founding partner of WWP Strategies, which works for GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio in Michigan.

When a candidate stumbles the first time, as Bush did earlier this year when pressed on his brother's invasion of Iraq, Packer said, some voters gauging his electability might have given him a pass -- thinking he simply wasn't prepared for that particular question. "But if they keep not getting these answers sharp; it starts to look like you're just not sharp" as a candidate, she said.

While Packer said Bush won't ever be able to "totally clean that (Planned Parenthood comment) up, he's going to have to come out very strongly in advocating what his position is on women's health and what the federal government's role is in that."

Some of the candidate's close allies are concerned that he has a tendency to come off as dismissive, particularly in group forums where he doesn't like the question. They hope he can keep that sort of demeanor in check, as it generally does not go over well with voters. On the policy front, he has been preparing intensively for weeks -- working to get his complex policy positions boiled down into 30 second and 60 second bites.

Still, many allies said he's simply playing the long game.

"Presidential politics isn't very different from professional football -- quarterbacks are going to throw interceptions, and sometimes those interceptions might fall at the feet of the quarterback. And Jeb Bush just threw one," said Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist who advised George W. Bush and John McCain. "He has to understand the demographic challenges facing the Republican Party and little things like that make it difficult to win the game."

"That being said, the proportionality of the reporting on this issue is completely overblown," Schmidt added.

Bush has done all the right things, advisers said, by standing up to his critics on difficult issues such as immigration and the Common Core education standards and paying attention to the arcane but vital elements of a winning campaign -- such as ensuring ballot access.

Bush and Christie vow to double economic growth

Bush has made countless phone calls to activists and influencers in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada — while simultaneously building his support slowly and steadily with a tireless campaign schedule. And then there's his treasury: the fact that he stockpiled more than $100 million through his campaign and pro-Bush political action committees that will allow him to stay in the race long after other candidates run out of money.

Ultimately, he's embracing his image as the boring candidate and eschewing the theatrics of his fellow Republicans, who have done everything from taking a chainsaw to the tax code to putting their cell phone in a blender to get attention.

Longtime Bush-watchers such as Susan MacManus, political science professor at the University of South Florida, said the former Florida governor should not be underestimated.

"He is not a 'for-the-moment' person; he is more calculating and always looking long term," MacManus said. "He is trying to be the statesman and anticipating that Trump will wear thin. He's just really trying to stay the course right now, which compared to the others, he's doing pretty well with."

Voters "are not really honed in right now and making decisions," MacManus said. "People in Florida," for example, "don't care a whit about politics right now."

Because of that, many longtime political observers say there is an advantage for Bush, and other strong candidates such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Veteran strategist Charlie Black said Bush's position is a comfortable place to be right now because "the race hasn't really started. It starts with these debates."

For all of Bush's discipline and his mastery of the issues, he has yet to show he can channel the seething anger among Republicans like Trump.

But from Bush's perspective, "if you look at infrastructure, organization and money -- he's the front-runner. And he's got a lot of appeal as people get to know him," which is the opportunity that the debates could offer, Black said.

"I think he's the best campaigner in the family; he's completely knowledgeable about policy and he can answer questions without hesitation, and personality-wise, he's just a little more engaging and smooth than his brother or his father.

By contrast, Black predicted that the debates will be the arena where Trump begins to fade "as voters learn more about his positions and lack thereof."

"My guess is that Trump will play it straight here, abide by the rules, but he'll still be bombastic and not get into details," Black said, "and if he does that for four straight debates, by then, people will figure him out."

For Bush, the onus Thursday night will be to show voters that he is the calm, steady hand -- the one, as Hillary Clinton might put it, who you wanted answering the phone at 3 a.m. in the middle of a world crisis.

Longtime Democratic strategist Bill Carrick said even with all the anger festering in the Republican Party right now, that group of voters is not quite big enough to ensure victory. The quieter, more statesman-like candidates are ultimately due for a serious look from voters, he said.

"In these multi-candidate debates early on, there is something to be said for staying out of traffic: because, you know, a lot of accidents happen in traffic," Carrick said.

The silver lining for more understated candidates such as Bush, Carrick said, is that Trump's presence will ensure a blockbuster audience for this week's debates -- including the independents and moderate Democrats that Bush would like to appeal to in order to ensure his path to the nomination.

While Trump may entertain, Carrick said: "There is a point at which people start looking for a president. And Republicans want to win."




Article oringinally appeared in the June 15, 2015 edition of Financial Times

When Jeb Bush, the son of one former president and brother of another, revealed in December that he was exploring a run for the White House, it sparked expectations that the 2016 election would repeat the 1992 race by pitting a Bush against a Clinton.

Hillary Clinton was already the Democratic frontrunner even though the wife of former President Bill Clinton had not yet declared. When people around Jeb Bush began touting his “shock and awe” fundraising — including dinners costing $100,000 a head — it fuelled a sense that he would steamroll past his Republican opposition, particularly after his emergence encouraged Mitt Romney to opt against making a third run at the White House.

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Yet when the former Florida governor formally launches his campaign in Miami on Monday, the Republican establishment favourite will be starting from a much weaker position, having failed to sail ahead of his rivals in the polls.

While he is expected to have raised in the region of $100m, his campaign has played down that figure. “We have never set a goal like that,” said Al Cardenas, the former chairman of the Republican party in Florida. “[But] whatever number it is, it will be so much more than anyone else will have raised.”

But there has been little “awe” judging by the fact that 10 other Republicanshave entered the race and more than a half a dozen others are contemplating running.

John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio who is also considering a campaign, last week gave voice to what a growing number of people in the GOP establishment say privately: “I thought Jeb would take up all the oxygen. He hasn’t.”

In many ways Mr Bush is the ideal candidate to help the party recapture the White House. As a governor of Florida, he ran a big state that alongside Ohio is one of the two critical swing states on the path to the Oval Office. His moderate position on immigration would be more palatable to voters than most of his rivals in the general election. And the fact that he speaks Spanish and has a Mexican wife should boost support among Latinos, the fastest growing demographic of the electorate.

The Republican establishment views Mr Bush as the candidate with the best chance of attracting minority voters, which Mr Romney lost in droves in 2012. His stance on social issues such as gay marriage, while conservative, are more moderate than some of his party rivals, which could help win independent voters. But Mr Bush faces several hurdles on the path to the nomination, including his surname.

While some Republicans, such as veteran lobbyist Charlie Black, say the Bush name may help with supporters of his brother — who remains popular with the conservative base — others say his candidacy implies the very kind of dynastic succession that the founding fathers wanted US democracy to overcome.

“He has been an exceptionally effective governor … but the third member of one family to pursue the presidency is a very difficult element to get over,” says one Republican who served under George W Bush. “It does not seem consistent with what our system is supposed to be about. That [also] applies to the Clintons.”

Mr Cardenas dismisses the dynasty question as “nothing more, nothing less than pure politics”, saying that Republicans who want to back another candidate will use it as an excuse. Mr Black says the “so-called dynasty issue just cancels out” if the race ends up being Bush v Clinton. But he says Mr Bush needs to “get out there and establish his own identity” — an area where he has stumbled in recent weeks.

The big picture is that Jeb Bush is still the frontrunner and the most likely nominee of the party … and the most likely person to beat Hillary Clinton

- Vin Weber, former Minnesota congressman

Asked if he would have invaded Iraq given what we know now — that it had no weapons of mass destruction — Mr Bush stunned observers by answering “yes”, before saying days later that he would not have. Supporters say he misunderstood the question, but critics say he should have been better prepared for such an obvious question.

An even bigger challenge than his name, however, is the chasm between the GOP establishment and the anti-establishment Tea Party and conservative base, which have doubts about his conservatism.

Mr Bush has described himself as a “headbanging conservative” who as Florida governor cut taxes and earned the nickname “Veto Corleone” for his efforts to rein in spending. He supported abortion restrictions and signed the first “Stand your ground” law in the US, which allows people to defend themselves with “deadly force” when people intrude on their property.

But he has come under fire from conservatives for his approach on illegal immigration where he supports a pathway to legal residency for 11m undocumented workers. The Tea Party also vilifies him for supporting Common Core, a set of national education testing standards that critics say relegate the rights of states.

Jim Manley, a former Democratic congressional aide, says that while Mr Bush had a “largely conservative record” on economic issues, his stance on Common Core and immigration would be “red meat for the Republican base in Iowa and New Hampshire”, which are the two states that vote first in the Republican primary calendar.

Vin Weber, a former Minnesota congressman, dismisses concerns about his candidate, saying the fact that there are so many GOP contenders has caused some in the party to lose perspective. “The big picture is that Jeb Bush is still the frontrunner and the most likely nominee of the party … and the most likely person to beat Hillary Clinton,” says Mr Weber. “When the dust settles, the reality is that Jeb Bush has the best record.”

Jeb Bush

■ Personal Fluent Spanish speaker married to Mexican-born Columba. Described himself as “Hispanic” on a voter registration form in 2009 and later joked on Twitter that “Don’t think I’ve fooled anyone!” Comes from a Protestant family, but converted to Catholicism and would be only the second Catholic president after John F Kennedy.

■ Private sector Worked for a bank in Venezuela before entering politics and made a fortune in the Florida real estate industry. He was employed as an adviser to Lehman Brothers before its collapse during the financial crisis and took an advisory role at Barclays, the UK bank.

■ Campaigns Failed in his first campaign for Florida governor in 1994, the same year that his brother became governor of Texas. Won the election four years later, and served two terms until 2007.

■ Conservatism Self-described “headbanging” conservative who earnt the sobriquet “Veto Corleone” for cutting spending. Florida became first state to introduce licence plates with the words “Choose Life” during his tenure. Unsuccessfully tried to prevent husband of Terri Schiavo, woman who had spent years in a vegetative state, from removing the feeding tube that was keeping her alive. Converted a Florida jail to the first “faith-based” prison in the US. Conservatives outside Florida view him with scepticism because of his views on immigration and national education standards.

■ Economy Florida saw its credit rating raised to AAA while he was governor. He slashed government jobs by privatising many government services. While he presided over the creation of more than 1m jobs during his tenure, critics say many were low-paid jobs with no health insurance that made it hard for families to survive during the housing boom in the state.

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Pastrick examines the opportunity for US-Japan relations following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit and asseses its implications on President Obama's foreign policy.

Gardner’s op-ed on the U.S.– EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is published on The Hill’s Congress Blog.

Cary blogs for US News about Cantor's primary defeat

John participated on the Brookings Executive Education seminar panel, “Inside the Budgetary Process.” 

John is featured in a recent article on the dangers of wildlife poaching, published in The Washington Diplomat.

The Hill names Marty one of Washington's Top Lobbyists for 2013.

Gardner’s op-ed on the U.S.– EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is published on The Hill’s Congress Blog. 

Burleigh's farm bill op-ed, "The House Farm Bill's Sleight-of-Hand," is published on The Hill's Congress Blog.

Marty participated on the Brookings Executive Education Inside Congress seminar panel, “Leadership in the United States Senate.” 

Marty participated in the American League of Lobbyists seminar panel, “Congressional Rules & Procedures 2013.”

John is the keynote speaker at the annual Top 10 Banquet at Union City High School in Union City, Tennessee, honoring the students with the highest academic standing in each class. 

Keith briefed members of the National School Transportation Association on tax reform during their annual “Bus-In” in Washington.

Chuck guest-lectures on trade issues at East Carolina University’s Center for Sustainable Tourism.

As a member of the Fix the Debt Campaign, John co-author’s an op-ed piece in The Hill stressing the importance of reaching a deal to reduce the nation’s debt. 

Scott’s piece on Japan’s future under new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is printed in the Public Affairs Asia magazine.  

Rich is quoted in an NPR story on sequestration. 

Keith is elected Vice Chair of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington's Board of Directors. 

Marty’s analysis on the Senate rules changes is posted on The Hill’s Congress Blog. 

Chester participated in a panel discussion for his alma mater Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ annual “Day on the Hill” trip to Washington which is offered to current undergraduates. 

Gardner participates in a homeland security panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Hill names Marty one of Washington’s Top Lobbyists for 2012. 

Marty guest lectures on the U.S. Senate to classes at Northeastern University and Brown University. 

John is featured in a recent article on congressional redistricting published in The Atlantic.

Gabe made a presentation on Executive Branch lobbying to the American League of Lobbyists.

Burleigh’s analysis on the farm bill delay is posted on The Hill’s Congress blog. 

Charlie appears on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report to discuss top issues in the presidential race. 

John participates in the second of the “Strengthening of America – Our Children’s Future” forums. This panel addressed the impact of U.S. debt on national security. 

John participates in the “Strengthening of America – Our Children’s Future” initiative’s first of four panel discussions on America’s fiscal challenges.

Charlie appears on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report to discuss events around the GOP convention (at 5:07). 

Burleigh’s farm bill analysis is posted on The Hill’s Congress blog. 

Charlie appears on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report to discuss the presidential race.

Pam mentioned in a CityBizList press release as an InfraGard National Members Alliance board member.

Gardner asks General C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Air Force, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command a question at a recent Council on Foreign Relations event.

Charlie comments on the Wisconsin recall election results in The Hill.

Keith presents a webinar on tax reform to IPC.

The Hill publishes an opinion article on potential Senate rule changes by Marty.

Charlie is quoted in a CNN story on the presidential matchup. 

John Tanner is quoted in Politico on the future of the Blue Dog Democrats.

Keith’s “Taxmagadon” analysis is featured on IPC’s website. 

Lisa's client, the former CFO to Yukos Oil Co., has a letter to the editor published in the Washington Times.

Charlie quoted on the presidential race in CNN Analysis.

Rich quoted in a CQ Weekly article about the effects of automatic cuts to government programs (pages 807-808).

Charlie comments on Mitt Romney's post-primary campaign strategy in a Fox News article.

The National Defense Business Institute of the University of Tennessee publishes a part of Rich's Practitioner's Corner article on sequestration.

CNN quotes Charlie's general election campaign strategy and its focus on winning independents. 

Charlie credited as the "GOP's Indispensible Man" on Huffington Post.

Charlie comments on Romney's VP options in Reuters article. 

John to present on April 27 O'Bannon Institute panel on "The Heroes We Love to Hate."

Bloomberg Businessweek quotes Charlie on Romney's campaign strategy. 

Keith discusses the Obama administration's business tax reform proposal as relevant to the electronics industry.

Charlie is featured in the New York Times where he discusses his role as an informal advisor to Gov. Romney’s presidential campaign. 

Charlie is quoted in the New York Times regarding the GOP presidential primary candidates. 

Charlie appears on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown to discuss the GOP primary race. 

Charlie appears on MSNBC's Jansing and Co. to discuss the results of Super Tuesday (starts at 4:55). 

Charlie is quoted in Bloomberg regarding the Romney campaign and Super Tuesday. 

Charlie comments on Mitt Romney’s Michigan primary win in National Journal.

Charlie is quoted in The Hill regarding the GOP primary battle in Michigan. 

Charlie is quoted in Politico regarding the 2012 presidential race in Arizona.

Charlie is interviewed on NPR regarding the GOP primary race (starts at 1:05). 

Charlie appears on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown to discuss the GOP primary race. 

Charlie is quoted in USA Today on lessons learned over the last six weeks of the Republican primary race.

John co-authors the Bipartisan Policy Center’s newest report on U.S. Policy toward Iranian Nuclear Development. 

Check out John as a panelist at the Bipartisan Policy Center's event "Stopping the Clock on Iran's Nuclear Development."  

Charlie quoted in the Huffington Post about the severity of the personal attacks in this year's GOP presidential primary.

Charlie appearing on Bloomberg to discuss Obama's State of the Union Address.  

Charlie is quoted in the New York Times discussing Rick Santorum's K Street connection.

Charlie is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Rick Perry's political influnce after the presidential primary.

Charlie appears on "CBS This Morning" to discuss the South Carolina primary. 

Marty is quoted in a New York Times article discussing the current climate on Capitol Hill. 

Marty is quoted in Politico regarding the President’s power to make recess appointments. 

Charlie is quoted in a Reuters article on Newt Gingrich's campaign.

Charlie supports Romney and is quoted in Politico

Charlie quoted in the Boston Globe on the successes of the Romney campaign.

Charlie is quoted in the Associated Press on Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign.

At the National Journal 2012 Election Preview, Charlie participated in a discussion on the presidential candidates with moderator Bob Schieffer.

Charlie appears on The Early Show to discuss the 2012 GOP presidential contenders.

Charlie quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the political effects of pulling out the troops in Iraq .

Charlie quoted in Reuters on Mitt Romney's debate performance.

Charlie appears on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown to discuss the 2012 GOP campaign challenges.

John appears on Fox 5 News to discuss the President's jobs bill and the 2012 GOP candidates.

Marty comments in the New York Times on Senate procedure and its impact on passing legislation.

Charlie quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the 2012 GOP presidential debates.

Charlie quoted in Politico discussing Rick Perry's campaign strategy.

Marty Paone listed in The Hill as one of DC’s Top Lobbyists.

Charlie quoted in Bloomberg on the 2012 GOP presidential field.

Pam Turner is quoted by Federal News Radio on the congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security.

John Tanner is quoted in The Hill on the 2012 election and what it means for Blue Dog Democrats.

Charlie is quoted in Bloomberg on Rick Perry's fundraising ability.

Charlie is quoted in Roll Call on Donating in the 2012 Presidential Election.

Charlie is quoted in the Miami Herald on the GOP presidential race. 

Charlie is quoted in a BusinessWeek article on lobbying and the “super committee.” 

Charlie is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on the GOP presidential candidates. 

Charlie is quoted in a New York Times article on President Obama and his chances for re-election. 

Read John Tanner’s op-ed on the "super committee" in Roll Call

Charlie Black comments in POLITICO on Rick Perry’s potential 2012 presidential candidacy. 

Charlie Black comments in POLITICO on Rick Perry’s potential 2012 presidential candidacy. 


John Tanner comments on Speaker Boehner’s debt plan during POLITICO’s online debate. 

Charlie Black is quoted in National Journal’s article on the Jon Huntsman campaign. 

Marty Paone is quoted in TIME regarding the debt ceiling negotiations.  

Is the Gang of Six plan a good deal? John Tanner weighs in during POLITICO's online discussion on July 21, 2011. 

Listen to Charlie Black interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition where he discusses the GOP Presidential Candidates and their views on foreign policy. 

Listen to John Tanner interviewed on NPR's Talk of the Nation segment, "What's Wrong With Congress, And How To Fix It." (John starts at 12:27)

Charlie Black is quoted in The Atlantic on how the Republican presidential candidates are split over foreign policy.  

On Tuesday, June 21, 2011, John Tanner discussed lobbying at the National Retail Federation’s Washington Leadership Conference. 

Charlie Black is quoted in a recent AP article regarding the importance of the Iowa Caucuses. 

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, Gardner Peckham presided over the Council on Foreign Relations’ meeting on The Future of Foreign Aid

Charlie Black is quoted in Politico regarding the possibility of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels entering the 2012 Presidential primary race. 

Gardner Peckham contributes a piece to The Journal of the American Enterprise Insitute blog regarding the conflict in Libya. 

Rich Meade's comments from the webinar previewing the 112th Congress. 

John Tanner's comments from the webinar previewing the 112th Congress. 

Gardner Peckham's comments from the webinar previewing the 112th Congress. 

Keith Smith's comments from the webinar previewing the 112th Congress. 

Becky Weber's comments from the webinar previewing the 112th Congress. 

Marty Paone's comments from the webinar previewing the 112th Congress. 

Charlie Black's comments from the webinar previewing the 112th Congress. 

Pamela Turner's comments from the webinar previewing the 112th Congress 


Charlie Black is quoted in The Hill regarding the 2012 Presidential primary 

Gabe Rozsa praised for work on clean diesel funding legislation

M.B. Oglesby recently quoted in Bloomberg article about President Obama and his "Likability Factor"