This week, GOP Strategist Jack Burkman announced that he would pursue a bill to ban gay players from the National Football League. The effort prompted widespread condemnation. Burkman's lobbying firm lost clients. And his old employer, his brother, and NFL prospect Michael Sam denounced the effort.
Burkman, a weekly political contributor to Capital Insider, said he will announce co-sponsors next week.
"Not only are we not backing down, we're doubling down, tripling down, and we will pass this legislation," Burkman said.
Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler accused Burkman of hatred and homophobic language.
"This is the most egregious thing that I've ever heard of in American history," Fowler said.
Lat year, the Federal Aviation Administration announced six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research. The agency is working toward fully integrating the technology into commercial airspace.
Ben Gielow, attorney with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, discussed their progress with Capital Insider.
The 2014 mid-term elections are approaching, and one democrat is calling in a heavy hitter. Former President Bill Clinton was in Louisville to show support for Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Alexandra Jaffe, staff writer for The Hill, discussed Clinton's role in this year's campaign cycle with Capital Insider.