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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Feb 4, 2022

On this week's episode, we welcome back the "Gold Brothers," Marty Gold of Capitol Counsel and Rich Gold of Holland & Knight. The pair of political insiders walk us through what to expect from the legislative calendar in the next six months before members of Congress completely turn their attention to the midterm elections.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Marty explains both the history of the Electoral Count Act of 1887 and how Congress is expected to address its ambiguities. 
  • Both Rich and Marty discuss their expectations for how senators on both sides will approach the Supreme Court confirmation process.
  • And finally, they get into what can be salvaged from President Biden's Build Back Better legislation and whether or not Senator Manchin will be on board for any sort of proposal.

Get to know how Rich and Marty got into the political life be reliving their previous episodes:

Burning Man Has a Lobbyist. His Name is Rich Gold.

Demystifying the U.S. Senate and the Budget Reconciliation Process with Martin B. Gold

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