Midterm Countdown: What’s Left on the Legislative To-Do List?

July 18, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

There’s little time left in the fiscal year and 115th Congress and lawmakers are seeking to reach agreement on several pieces of legislation.

Join Bloomberg Government’s legislative analysts as they walk through some of those key initiatives, including competing proposals to:

  • Fund the government beyond Sept. 30
  • Address the opioid crisis
  • Set policy for defense programs
  • Extend operations of the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Greenlight federal water projects
  • Reauthorize farm support and nutrition programs
  • Expand the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

House and Senate leaders have to balance that work with the confirmation of President Trump’s nominees, including a new Supreme Court justice, and the election calendar.

This webinar was held on July 18, 2018. Watch the replay below.

BGOV clients can access the slides by clicking here. If you’re not a client and would like a copy of the slides from the webinar, please contact us via email at bbg_gov@bgov.com.



Adam Schank
Team Leader
Bloomberg Government

Adam Schank leads Bloomberg Government's legislative analyst team. He joined BGOV in 2013 to cover health care and environmental policy after three years as an analyst for Congressional Quarterly's House Action Reports, where he covered those issues, as well as the federal budget process, appropriations, and energy development. He also analyzed federal regulations related to pollution control and utilities for CQ Legal. Schank has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree from the University of Minnesota - Duluth.

Sarah Babbage
Legislative Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Sarah writes analysis of tax and infrastructure legislation, as well as trade policy. She's been with Bloomberg Government since 2016. Previously, she researched the fiscal and economic health of state governments, as well as federal fiscal policy, at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sarah has a master's degree in Government from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in international development from McGill University.

Danielle Parnass
Deputy Team Leader
Bloomberg Government

Danielle Parnass is deputy team lead for legislative analysis at Bloomberg Government and covers health, education, and agriculture. She also cohosts BGOV's "Suspending the Rules" podcast. Danielle previously worked at the House Financial Services Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and Congressional Budget Office doing communications, research, and analysis. She has a masters in public policy from Georgetown University and her bachelor's in journalism and government from the University of Maryland.

Michael Smallberg
Legislative Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Michael Smallberg is a legislative analyst with Bloomberg Government. Previously, he was an investigator at the Project on Government Oversight, reporting on issues such as Wall Street oversight and the federal inspector general system. Michael has a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University.

Adam Taylor
Legislative Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Adam M. Taylor is a legislative analyst with Bloomberg Government. He covers technology and communications, energy and environment, immigration, and judiciary issues before Congress. Prior to joining BGOV in 2015, he was in-house federal regulatory counsel for a communications company, and an associate in the regulatory group at an international law firm. Adam has a J.D. from Georgetown Law and a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Purdue University.