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CACI Federal Council Hosted Congressional Staff to Talk Priorities in U.S. Senate, House

On February 14, CACI’s Federal Policy Council gathered to talk all things federal politics, particularly where new Trump Administration policies and campaign promises intersect with Congressional and Colorado priorities.

Guest speakers for the 2017 kick-off council were Chuck Poplstein, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) State Director, and Ashley Verville, U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter’s Communications Director.

These Congressional staffers provided Senate and House perspectives on Affordable Care Act repeal and replace efforts (‘timeframe for changes are anyone’s guess’), tax reform (essential for businesses and in serious need of reform, delegation wants to know what’s important to CACI members), infrastructure investment (waiting for details of proposals to determine how priorities will be balanced and paid for), and the newly-assigned committees for U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter.


For the 115th Congress, Gardner will serve on the following committees:

Energy & Natural Resources

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Committee on the Budget

Foreign Relations

  • Subcommittee Chairman on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy


Rep. Perlmutter will serve on the following committees:

Financial Services

  • Subcommittee on Terrorism & Illicit Finance

Space, Science & Technology

  • Subcommittee on Space
  • Subcommittee on Oversight

Presidential Executive Orders: Where Businesses Should Pay Attention

CACI’s Federal Policy Director, Leah Curtsinger, took time during the February 14 Federal Policy Council to present about Presidential Executive Orders, particularly looking at what the orders accomplish, where they stand and why it’s important for CACI members to be “in the know.”

To read more about these Executive Orders and Presidential Memorandums, click here.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Leah Curtsinger, CACI Federal Policy Director at (303) 866-9641.