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Washington Journal for Wednesday, December 19

Washington, DC
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

On the Phone: Jonathan Strong, Roll Call, House Reporter

Topic: Guest will discuss the latest fiscal cliff negotiations and what came out of House Speaker John Boehner's meeting with rank-and-file members Tuesday.

On the Phone: Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call, Senate Reporter

Topic:  Senator Patrick Leahy’s new role as Senate President Pro Tempore following the death this week of Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI).  Leahy’s fellow Senators voted him into the position Monday night and he was sworn by Vice President Biden yesterday.  He is now the most senior member of the Senate, and his new position makes him third in line for the presidency.

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), Mental Health Caucus Co-Chair, @RepTimMurphy & Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Mental Health Caucus Co-Chair, @gracenapolitano

Topic: Mental health issues and the federal government’s role in providing and funding mental health services in the U.S.

Francisco Negron, Nat'l School Boards Association, General Counsel, @NSBAComm

Topic: Guest will offer his perspective on how school boards across the U.S. develop and implementing emergency plans.  Guest will discuss what resources are available to school boards on the state and federal level plus topical issues such as allowing the arming of select teachers or staff within a school.

Scott Stossel, The Atlantic, Editor, @sstossel

Topic: Guest will discuss two recent pieces in The Atlantic about the rise in manufacturing in the United States due to new tools that “greatly speed up development from idea to finished product” and a second piece about big companies like General Electric moving its manufacturing operations back home.

Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10:35am (ET)

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