Wave elections have become the trend for the past ten cycles. The Republicans do well or the Democrats do well, it is rarely an even split anymore. Coupled with heated and often contentious primaries, veteran incumbents can no longer take re-election for granted. Just ask soon to be ex-US Rep. Jean Schmidt. So with the power control always in flux, how much does Congress really matter. Well, unfortunately they matter a whole heck of a lot. And this continual shift in who holds the gavel, can have a huge effect on government employees – causing some specific types of challenges.
What are the challenges you have been facing in your agency, due to the actions of 112th Congress? How do you think the elections this year will change policy?
To hear more on this topic and others come to the 3rd Annual GovLoop/Young Government Leaders Next Generation of Government Training Summit (July 26-27, 2012). For more information or to register please visit our website.
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