December 6, 2022
New Podcast Episode: The Lame-duck Session & Outlook for the 118th Congress
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In this episode of the AAF Exchange, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin joins us to discuss the lame duck, the latest jobs report, and the outlook for the 118th Congress.
AAF products mentioned in today’s episode:
- In “The Budget Meets the No Elucidation Zone,” Holtz-Eakin reviews the failures by both Congress and the administration to budget–or even produce economic forecasts.
- In “What’s a “CR”?” Director of Fiscal Policy Gordon Gray reviews what a CR is and notes Congress’ increasing reliance on the stopgap measure in past decades.
- In “Outbound Investment Screening Proposals Should Be Narrow and Targeted,” Director of International Economic Policy Tori Smith considers the pros and cons of current proposals to establish a system for screening outbound investment.
- In “A Slightly Overcooked Turkey,” Gray walks through the November jobs numbers.
- In a short video, Holtz-Eakin reacts to the November jobs report.
- In “INFORM Consumers Act: A Measured Step to Limit Illicit Online Sales,” Director of Technology and Innovation Policy Jeffrey Westling explains why the INFORM Consumers Act – a bill that would target the online sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous goods – may be Congress’ best option for passing tech legislation in the lame duck.
Whether you’re on your lunch break or commuting home, The AAF Exchange will keep you up to speed on today’s most pressing policy issues.