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Budget Remained Top of Mind in April

May 8, 2011 | By

Budget continued to be the top issue on the Congressional Conversation Index (CCI) for the month of April. This was the second month in a row that budget was the issue of most concern for constituents. This was most likely due to the fact that the budget proposal was a major issue in Congress during […]

Budget Rockets to Top of March CCI, Amid Federal Shutdown Scare

April 12, 2011 | By

Budget overtook health care as the top issue on the Congressional Conversation Index (CCI) in the month of March, most likely due to fear of a federal government shutdown that was only just resolved at the beginning of April. With 565 total contacts, budget was clearly the topic constituents were most concerned with amidst the […]

Healthcare Still the Frontrunner on the Congressional Conversation Index

March 15, 2011 | By

Healthcare was still top of mind for constituents during the month of February, though with a much lower number of contacts than in January. It is worth noting that, while the number of healthcare contacts dropped significantly from January’s numbers, the rest of the top ten issues reported significantly higher numbers than the previous month. […]

Welcoming the 112th Congress, 2011 Begins With Focus on Healthcare

February 17, 2011 | By

The 112th Congress convened for the first time on Jan. 3, marking the beginning of a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and a Democrat-controlled Senate. This is the first Congress in which the House and the Senate have had opposing majorities since the 107th Congress. Healthcare took a staggering lead on the Congressional […]

2010 Ends With Taxes Topping Congressional Conversation Index

January 11, 2011 | By

As midterm election results settled in and the 111th Congress returned for a lame duck session, representatives focused on passing a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating into the New Year and reaching a compromise on the proposed extension of the Bush tax cuts.  As a result, taxes rose again to be the […]

Health Care and Taxes Top Constituent Concern in November

December 7, 2010 | By

The number of times constituents reached out to their representatives increased sharply as Congress re-convened this past month, with health care reclaiming the top spot as the issue of most concern. An average of 140 constituents wrote, emailed or called their representatives to discuss issues related to health care, while an average of 95 constituents […]

Except Social Security, Constituent Contact Drops in October

November 10, 2010 | By

The average number of recorded contacts from constituents dropped in October on all issues, with the exception of Social Security. Fewer constituents reached out to their representatives via letters, emails and phone calls in general, likely due to the Congressional recess. The announcement that there would be no cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for 2011, however, sparked engagement […]

Daily Specials

August 19, 2010 | By

The High Cost of Free Speech (Public Affairs Perspective) What should organizations consider before supporting a political candidate? What Do Voters Really Want? (California City News) Research shows that the issues voters care about most may not be those that Congress is hearing about. Don’t forget to sign up for K Street Café’s mailing-list to […]

Environmental Concern among Citizens Grows Exponentially in June

July 12, 2010 | By

Environmental issues appear to be top of mind for citizens, according to data from June’s Congressional Conversation Index (CCI). The CCI is a monthly survey, conducted by DC-based firms Adfero Group and Fireside 21, measuring the average number of constituents that contact their U.S. Representative on various issues. Of the top ten issues eliciting citizen response, the […]

Financial Services Jumps to Number One Issue for Citizen Engagement in June

July 12, 2010 | By

Financial services climbed to the top of the list of citizen concerns expressed to Members of the U.S. House of Representatives last month, according to June’s Congressional Conversation Index (CCI). The CCI is a monthly survey, conducted by DC-based firms Adfero Group and Fireside 21, measuring the average number of constituents that contact their U.S. Representative […]