On the Phone: Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call, Staff Writer
Topic: Guest will discuss the House Republican plan to introduce a six-month stop gap spending bill to fund the government - -and how the plan is being received by the Senate and White House.
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), Mental Health Caucus Co-Chair
Topic: Guest will discuss legislative efforts to address gaps in federal mental health programs – especially for mentally ill children. The Congressman’s subcommittee is holding a mental health forum today on the topic.
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Financial Services Committee Member
Topic: Guest will discuss economic impact of sequestration and what’s next between Democrats and Republicans on the budget front.
Robert Levinson, Bloomberg Government, Senior Defense Analyst
Topic: A report released last month by Bloomberg Government that analyzed how the impending cuts to defense spending -- whether through sequestration or the multi-year spending caps in the Budget Control Act of 2011 – will likely hit congressional districts. The study shows that Democratic congressional districts will be harder hit by the military cuts than Republican ones, and that eight of the top 10 districts that will experience the deepest cuts are represented by Democrats.