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Midterm Election Wrap-up and Lame Duck Session Update

Congress is nearly done for the year and the results of the mid-term elections will dictate who has leverage in the lame duck session with dealmaking. There is the funding deadline on December 16th and the annual must pass defense bill. Congress also delayed several tough issues into post-election session.

Watch as we take a closer look into the results of the hotly contested mid-term elections and the prospects for either a Republican or Democratic controlled House and Senate. We discussed the impact of the election on the Congressional lame duck session and on President Biden’s agenda. We focused on the midterm election’s impact on the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives public policy agenda next Congress.​


Dec 01 2022


  • Doyle Bartlett
    Doyle Bartlett
    Managing Shareholder DC, GrayRobinson

    Doyle is a member of the Firm’s government affairs and lobbying group and leads the federal lobbying arm of GrayRobinson. In his early career, Doyle served for five years as Chief of Staff to Representative Bill McCollum, supporting Congressman McCollum’s work as vice chair of the House Banking Commit t ee and chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s Crime Subcommittee. He oversaw Bill McCollum’s rac e for the U.S. Senate in 1999-2000 and his successful campaign for Florida Attorney General in 2006. Doyle cofounded the Eris Group in 2003 which was acquired by GrayRobinson in 2019. From 1988 to 1994, Doyle was general counsel and senior vice president for Legislat ive Servic es wit h the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the professional association of state banking regulators. Before his time there, he was Manager of State Government Relations at Freddie Mac . Doyle c ame t o Washington in 1984 as staff to the House Banking Committee, supporting Congressman Bill McCollum in his position as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy. He had previously served as McCollum’s district representative in Orlando, Florida. Background A Florida native, Doyle holds a degree in finance from the University of Florida and a law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University. Doyle is a member of the Bar in both Oklahoma and the District of Columbia. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Political Science where he teaches a graduate level seminar of federal advocacy.

  • Gina Gombar
    Gina Gombar
    VP, Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel, IPA
  • Pete Lawson
    Pete Lawson
    Principal, The Bockorny Group

    Pete Lawson is a Democratic veteran of Capitol Hill who has held leadership positions in both a major trade association and a Fortune 10 corporate Washington, D.C. government affairs office. He is widely respected for having led several of the most significant legislative and regulatory campaigns in Washington over the past decade. He has worked extensively on issues including financial services, energy, tax policy, transportation, health care, corporate governance/legal reform and trade.