From the CEO: Is 114 Our Lucky Number?

This is our fourth issue of the Surety Bond Quarterly and the first spring issue. It is fitting that a spring issue focus on the importance  of surety advocacy, as spring is the season of renewal, where the cold, laconic days of winter are replaced with days of increasing light and warmth SBPQ0115.pdfand the possibilities of new directions and actions emerge.

The theme of seasonal transition from winter to spring seems particularly appropriate in the context of federal advocacy, as, in 2015, we entered a new congressional cycle. The 114th Congress comes directly after the “winters” of the 112th and 113th Congresses, which were the two least productive Congresses in terms of the number of bills enacted into law.