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What's In and Out for 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015  
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What’s In & Out for 2015


By Ann Sullivan


Every year, the Washington Post publishes a list of what will be “in” and “out” in the coming year (just so you know, cauliflower is out and radishes are in). In that spirit, we offer a Congressional take on the Post List for 2015. This list was prepared with tongue-in-cheek, optimism and in a bipartisan manner.  We note, however, that now that Republicans control both Houses of Congress, they are the new ones to pick on.  We were tired of picking on the Democrats anyway. Happy New Year.








· Democrats

· Republicans

· Harry Reid

· Mitch McConnell

· The Pantsuit

· St. John’s Knit

· Time in the District

· Congressional 5-day workweeks

· Senate’s inability to pass anything

· President’s Veto Pen

· Budget Showdowns

· Budget Process

· Government shutdowns

· Belt-tightening

· 2014 Midterms

· 2016 Presidential Race

· Boxing metaphors

· Kentucky Derby metaphors

· Can’t find women candidates

· More women in Congress

· Executive Orders

· Regular Order

· More cumbersome regulations

· Angst over regulations

· Center for American Progress

· Heritage Foundation

· Omnibus bill nobody reads

· Appropriations bills

· No votes

· Hard votes

· Big Banks

· Microlending

· Green Economy

· Keystone Pipeline

· Power held by the Leadership

· Powerful Committee Chairs

· Hearings

· Roundtables

· Rebounding Economy

· Job Creation

· Tea Party Tantrums

· Progressive Tantrums

· Democratic swing votes

· Big Republican House majority

· The gazillionth repeal of Obamacare

· Changes to Obamacare



On a serious note, we believe that getting things done for women business owners never goes out of style.  We will work with both parties to ensure that it remains on everyone’s “in” list in 2015.   



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