Week 7 was an extremely busy week. There was a full schedule of subcommittee meetings from the time I arrived all throughout the week. This work is all in preparation for the first funnel deadline (March 3) where hundreds of bills are weaned down to focus on those bills that have the best opportunity to move forward. To do this a bill must pass the subcommittee and the full committee to move on. As a result of the deadline the volume picks up.