Government Matters (Full Show) – July 9, 2018


Impact of limited federal data on Puerto Rico recovery, economy

Cindy Brown Barnes, director of Education, Workforce & Income Security Issues at GAO, details a new report on the lack of economic and labor numbers coming out of Puerto Rico and discusses the need for more data.


Senate Committee advances all 12 FY19 appropriations bills

Sarah Ferris, budget and appropriations reporter at Politico and David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discuss the state of the appropriations bills making their way through Congress and the success of the ‘mini-bus’ approach.


Impact of FY19 NDAA negotiations on government contractors

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses some provisions in the 2019 NDAA that could affect how defense contractors do business, and talks about developments with GSA’s e-commerce portal.