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January 2011

Rare harmony.

The unprecedented activity and accomplishments of the six-week long Lame Duck session of Congress are unlikely to be repeated for many decades to come.

The Lame Duck Session.

The Congress accomplished much during its post-election deliberations.

The 112th Congress.

The balance of power in the House has switched dramatically, with Republicans now enjoying almost as strong a majority as the Democrats had in the last Congress..
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The big four: healthcare, environment, budget,
and energy.

Here’s what to look for in the first three months of this new Congress.

Footnotes…I am looking forward to hearing from you. I expect these items and topics to evolve. So please let me know about issues of interest to you or questions you may want me to answer. And there will always be room to include your comments. Please email me at with your comments or issues of interest.


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Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer has joined us in Washington, D.C., as a consultant on federal and legislative public policy issues. Cece’s career in government and association work is well-known to many of you. Most recently, she served eight years in top executive positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff from 2003 to 2009.

Earlier in her career, she was a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. Between 1984 and 1992, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Assistant to the Vice President and Deputy Assistant to the President.

From 1993 until 2001, Cece served as Vice President for Government Affairs of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, supervising the industry's policy development, legislative positions and federal regulatory agenda.