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

Presidential 2016: Since When Did the Indiana Primary Matter So Much?

The following post was written by Juanita Tolliver, Manager at America Forward. Indiana is not a state that typically jumps out as a crucial battleground primary state, but today the Hoosier State takes the mainstage. After a whirlwind week that included the creation of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) & Governor John Kasich’s (R-OH) delegate tag team, the announcement of Carly

Federal Budget and Appropriations Process: Evidence and Innovation

The following post was written by, Jessica Crawford, Director of Strategic Partnerships at America Forward, and Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs at America Forward. In the first two blog posts in this series, we have provided high level overviews of both the Federal budget and appropriations processes and America Forward’s funding priorities in the context of these processes. To