Micaela Rodriguez

The Transfer Agent
Fintech Beat, Ep. 31

Fintech Beat speaks with innovator Jeffrey Bandman who served as the architect of LabCFTC. We take a deep dive to explore blockchain technology and how it can be applied to capital markets, and the infrastructure supporting digital securities. ...
Curing the Small Business Recession
Fintech Beat podcast, Ep. 30

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The outlook for a year-end tax bill
CQ Budget Podcast, Ep. 135

New witnesses emerge after first week of public impeachment hearings
CQ on Congress, Ep. 175

House Democrats made the case for impeachment public this week. Three witnesses, Foreign Service officers in charge of U.S. relations with Ukraine, confirmed that President Trump pressured that country to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden. Republicans pushed back to discredit the testimony as ...
The co-founder of Ethereum has thoughts on Facebook's Libra
Fintech Beat, Ep. 26

Joe Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, is planning a big upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain. Fintech Beat sits down with him to discuss the changes--as well as what he thinks about Libra and the CFTC's stance that Ether is a commodity.

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Closed-door impeachment inquiry irks the GOP
CQ on Congress, ep. 173

Gary Abernathy, a former staffer for Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, assesses the impeachment inquiry from the GOP heartland and finds it wanting. And CQ Roll Call reporter Katherine Tully-McManus describes how House Republicans protested the inquiry in dramatic fashion this week. They find the closed-door style of the inquiry unsavory. 

Bipartisan cooperation put to the test in Senate
CQ Budget, Ep. 130

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from his office to the Senate floor in the Capitol for a vote. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

White House staff on the hot seat
CQ On Congress episode 171

Trump upends bipartisan consensus on homelessness
CQ On Congress, Episode 170

Donald Trump has challenged the idea, pioneered in George W. Bush’s administration, that the best, and most cost-effective way to end homelessness is to offer people living on the streets homes, no strings attached, and to service their needs in a home setting.

A new report from the president’s Council of Economic Advisers says that has neither reduced homelessness, nor lowered costs. Richard Cho, who served in top positions at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness during the Obama administration and now heads the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, joins the program this week to discuss how “Housing First” has worked and how it hasn’t.

Congress returns for a bleak fall session
CQ on Congress, Episode 168

Democrats weighing new gun legislation in wake of mass shootings
CQ on Congress, episode 167

Updated 7:33 p.m. | The House Judiciary Committee had planned to return early from Congress’ summer break next week to mark up gun safety legislation. After this podcast previewing the proceedings was recorded, the committee announced it was postponing the markup until the week of Sept. 9 due to Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit Florida. Five of the panel members represent districts in the state. 

Will any House bills pressure Senate Republicans to respond to recent mass shootings? At a time when a majority of the country supports enhanced background checks and other measures to curb gun violence, House Democrats hope so.