What's next for Congress in 2014?

Thursday - 1/9/2014, 6:38pm EST

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • Coming off an ignominious year in which Congress allowed a government shutdown, came close to a debt default, and passed the fewest number of meaningful bills in decades, it is tempting to conclude that 2014 won't be any different...or will it? Bloomberg Government's Director of Legislative Analysis Loren Duggan joins the program to discuss what we should expect from the gang on Capitol Hill.

  • The budget deal passed by Congress before the holidays set a new limit of $487,000 for an individual's total annual compensation that could be reimbursed under certain types of federal contracts. Was it a planned move to get the budget to go through last year? Bloomberg Government Congressional Analyst Stacy O'Mara will explain the ins and outs of "Contract Compensation Cap May Have Limited Reach", a BGOV Insight.

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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.

Stacy O'Mara is a Congressional Analyst with Bloomberg Government. Previously she worked on federal budget development, cybersecurity, defense and veterans' health-care issues as a contractor for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. She also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, advising company leaders on the business implications of federal and congressional budget activities. She has a bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in public policy from George Mason University. Follow Stacy on Twitter: @stacyomara.