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Happy New Year!

Twas the week before year end
And all through the land
Federal budget watchers lamented
No spending plan at hand…

In the Senate and the House
Committees passed funding bills,
Where they stalled on House & Senate floors
With a struggle of wills.

Riders and vetos are threatened
With key funding blocked
The budget cycle again delayed
While Congress is mocked.

A shutdown is looming
Experts give 50/50 chances
Of finding a middle ground
On our nation’s finances.

Presidential campaigns are not helping
With ideologues sounding bombastic
Willing to stifle agency operations
And other measures equally drastic.

September is a busy time for us. Sometimes we need to lighten things up a bit.

As the current government fiscal winds down and a new one begins, we are left with a lot of unknowns. With only 7 legislative session days remaining in the fiscal, there is no budget passed. Federal budget experts give roughly 50/50 odds for another government shutdown, such as we saw in 2013. Eventually, there will be some form of a budget – whether it is a short-term Continuing Resolution or an omnibus is yet to be seen.

Regardless of Congressional budget action, team JetCo has much to celebrate as the fiscal year draws to a close. We have successful and appreciative clients, both long-term and new. We have assembled a team of people with diverse talents and a shared passion for helping our small business clients increase their public sector wins.

And celebrate we will, on Thursday October 1, with Happy Hour at JetCo. The cost to get in is a willingness to set government sales goals.

Happy Government New Year to all, and to all a good night!