Tag Archives: Congress

Thompson’s Nov. Webinars To Discuss Audit Visits, DATA Act and Sequestration

Now that Congress can turn its eyes toward something other than the federal government shutdown, there are other issues coming up that it will be deliberating that can truly impact federal grants.  Thompson is offering you a way to stay…

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Congress Plays Kick the Can

Was that so hard? Finally, the shutdown is over. Until…

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Doggone Shutdown – Literally!

We now enter the second week of the federal government shutdown with no end in sight as Congress continues to ignore the obvious need to address federal funding to keep our country running. House Republicans had offered that services are…

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Want to Join My Fantasy Grants League?

Rather than blogging about how infuriating it is to witness Congress’ ineptitude to reach any kind of compromise to prevent the current federal government shutdown, I thought I’d post about something a bit more fun — baseball. We’re now beginning…

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Get The Locks Ready, the Doors Are Closing

So here we are, Sept. 30. This should be a time of excitement – football is in full swing, baseball playoffs are set to begin, kids are planning what to wear for Halloween, numerous fall festivals are on the schedule….

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The Little Lost Budget

(The following post ran in Thompson’s education blog, Title 1-derland.) Oh, where, oh where, can it be?

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

The time has come to throw an extra blanket or two on the bed and don several layers before venturing out the door. Here in the Washington, D.C., area, we’re getting set for a week of some of the coldest…

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So Many Storylines to Follow in 2013

Happy New Year! Glad to see that in the past month we survived both the Mayan’s prediction that the world would end and the dreaded gloom-and-doom scenario stemming from the “fiscal cliff” (which Congress used every second — and more…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Encourages Motorcycle Safety Grant Flexibility

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) To help states develop more ways to reduce motorcycle crashes and fatalities, the Government Accountability Office has asked Congress to allow states to use the motorcyclist safety…

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Seven Things I’m Thankful For

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the annual day in which many of us eat too much, watch a ton of football and scan the ads for the post-Thanksgiving sales (which at the rate we’re going starts, well, today). After doing a little…

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