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The December 13th 2018 Senior Executives Association Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit was a day full celebration, thought leadership, networking and professional development education.   More than 500 senior leaders from government, the private sector and academia were on hand to recognize the 131 Presidential Rank Awards and have peer-to-peer discussions.   In addition, distinguished keynote speakers – Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette; Margaret Weichert, Acting Director of OPM and Deputy Director for Management at OMB; and Joseph Heck, Chairman of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service – discussed their leadership philosophies and recognized the enormous accomplishments of the PRA honorees.

left in the dark

GOP budget woes leave lawmakers in the dark

Congress' budget process is reaching new levels of dysfunction as Republicans try to fund the government without knowing how much they can spend.

The federal budget process is so broken that lawmakers are now preparing to write spending bills without even knowing how much total cash they've got to play with.

It's a new level of dysfunction for Capitol Hill, and it undermines GOP leaders’ promises to return to "regular order," where spending measures are carefully considered and funding the federal government is a priority.

Without clear spending targets, federal agencies are left in the dark, with only a vague idea of how to plan their budgets. The uncertainty also could complicate plans by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to avoid a government shutdown showdown in the fall.

“It’s a puzzling year. It’s going to be a very difficult year,” said Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), who oversees spending for energy and water programs.

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