EVERYONE AGREES: The Savannah Harbor Expansion project has more across-the-aisle support than almost anything in Washington. Republicans and Democrats in Georgia's congressional delegation support the measure. President Barack Obama says this is something that needs to get done and Vice President Joe Biden even said that 'come hell or high water' this project will be completed. So why isn't it? A toxic political atmosphere. “It really speaks about the dysfunction of the process and the politicization of the process,” said former Representative Tom Davis: Carl Hulse for The New York Times: A Consensus in Washington, but No Action
WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA? House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the House's spring agenda yesterday. The chamber will consider several 2015 spending bills, a contempt resolution against former IRS official Lois Lerner, bills allowing states to use federal funds for charter schools and a tax extenders package, among other bills. The House is currently scheduled to be in session for 12 days in the month of May, spread over a three week period: John Bresnahan for POLITICO: Eric Cantor outlines House’s spring agenda
NO DEAL MADE: President Barack Obama wanted to reach a trade agreement with Japan during his recent trip to the country but the deal fell through. "White House officials claimed there was a 'breakthrough' in the negotiations, but both sides admit a deal is far from complete, even if they see a 'pathway' toward completion in the future," writes Erik Wasson: Erik Wasson for The Hill: Obama fails to reach trade deal
ICYMI: Kathleen Madigan from The Wall Street Journal was on No Labels Radio to discuss private sector job growth. Listen to the interview here.
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STAT OF THE DAY: Just 65.9 percent of 2013 High School graduates enrolled in college the next fall, the lowest percentage in a decade: Floyd Norris for The New York Times: Fewer U.S. Graduates Opt for College After High School