On behalf of the entire NASCOE leadership team I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope that everyone can put aside the uncertainty of budget talks, continuing resolutions and partial shutdowns and focus on making memories with loved ones. We are blessed beyond measure and thankful for friends and family. NASCOE’s legislative consultant and legislative team have been and will continue to monitor the budget situation in Congress and will relay any new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, let’s focus on the reason for the season.