To keep current with the political environment post-election, DHPE staff followed election returns closely last week; many got little sleep that night. Last Thursday, Susan Goekler attended a seminar sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives with presentations by three Association Executives who are former members of Congress. DHPE’s Health Policy Committee held a conference call and shared their perspectives from state health agencies. Donna Nichols participated in a post-election debrief with ASTHO and its affiliates’ policy leaders and Susan Goekler with the Injury and Violence Prevention Network (lead by Safe States Alliance). We posted an analysis by Cornerstone on the DHPE Website in the Health Policy section. No one has a crystal ball, but the consensus is that Congress will remain fairly gridlocked and not much will pass. Many doubt that sequestration will happen in January, but the compromises are unclear.