Republican convention, sequestration, and the real cause of the budget crisis

Thursday - 8/30/2012, 7:23pm EDT

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This Week on Bloomberg Government's Capital Impact with host Allen Scott:

  • With all eyes on the Republican convention in Tampa, Legislative Analyst Loren Duggan joins the show from Bloomberg's RNC headquarters to chat about the festivities and key messages from GOP party leaders.

  • As the deadline for sequestration nears, is Congress prepared to act? Senator Roger Wicker (R - Mississippi), a key member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, weighs in from a Bloomberg event at the convention. Budget analyst Cameron Leuthy examines Republican plans for defense spending, and Economic Analyst Christopher Payne explores the true root causes of the budget dilemma.


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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Loren Duggan is Bloomberg Government's chief legislative analyst. Before joining Bloomberg, he was editor of Congressional Quarterly's House Action Reports, providing summaries and analysis of legislation. He also contributed to CQ's legislative tracking services during his decade with the company. Loren holds a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology from American University.

Cameron Leuthy is a budget and congressional analyst for Bloomberg Government. Cameron has worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Defense Department, and in the private sector at Booz Allen Hamilton. His expertise includes the budget process and the nexus of national security policy, operational requirements and funding. He has a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and an MPA from the University of Washington.

Christopher Payne is an economic analyst with Bloomberg Government. Payne worked as a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was a vice president at JPMorgan Securities covering Asian emerging markets. Before joining Bloomberg, he worked as a research fellow at Duke University. Payne earned his master's and Ph.D. at the London School of Economics, and has a B.A. from Cambridge University.