Washington, D.C., government relations director Jeremy Scott was quoted in Roll Call on the looming sequester cuts that will slash $85 billion from the federal budget, which the article says reflect “not only Washington’s political paralysis but a bitter lobbying failure for K Street interests across the board.”
Hundreds of advocates and groups have lobbied aggressively for months to head off the cuts, so far, to no avail.
“We’re still beating the drum,” said Jeremy who represents the Spina Bifida Association and others.
The path forward, however, could be a lobbying nightmare. A continuing budget resolution that’s keeping the government open expires at the end of March. Congress must then enact either another resolution or an omnibus spending bill to keep operations running, which is when some sequestered programs’ funding might be restored. “It’s a mess,” said Jeremy.
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