January 2017

America Forward’s Five Commitments for the Next Administration on the Eve of Inauguration

The following post was written by Juanita Tolliver, America Forward Manager. We are on the eve of a new Administration, a new President, and a new approach in government, and with this comes a lot of questions – questions about our nation’s path forward; questions about federal policy priorities; and questions about the influence of Washington’s newest crop of power players.

Ringing in a New Year With a New Congress

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe.  On January 3, 2017, the first session of the 115th United States Congress was officially gaveled into session. Coming out of Election Day 2016, Republicans retained control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Their majorities, however, were diminished slightly in both chambers (241-194