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The Nashville Business Journal sought authoritative insight from McGuireWoods Consulting’s Chris Lloyd in reporting on possible damage to Nashville’s robust economic development after voters overwhelmingly defeated a May 1 metropolitan transit referendum.
Ryan Bernstein, a respected Republican strategist and chief of staff to U.S. Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, will bring nearly two decades of senior government and political experience to McGuireWoods Consulting’s acclaimed Federal Government Relations Practice.
In a recent Corporate Counsel Business Journal special section on drones and autonomous vehicles, McGuireWoods partner and McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Gregory Walden commented on the Federal Aviation Administration’s automated process called Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability.
Paul J. Reagan, who served as chief of staff to Virginia’s former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, is returning to McGuireWoods Consulting, filling a leadership role in its highly acclaimed Federal Government Relations Practice.
Number of the week: 25%. The tariff rate that the Trump administration is imposing on imported steel from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. The administration’s announcement last week, which also included a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports, surprised and rattled U.S. allies.
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The budget process continued last week as House lawmakers gave preliminary approval late Thursday to a $23.9 billion spending plan for next year. Both chambers considered legislation impacting a number of issues including judicial elections, building code reform, opioid laws, and more.
This Week: When Congress returns from its Memorial Day recess, it faces a countdown toward the midterm elections with much to get done.
Budget preparation took up the majority of business at the legislature this week. House and Senate budget writers anticipate that the budget will be passed by both chambers late next week. Also, House and Senate leaders released preview of key policy initiatives in the budget, which includes investments in school safety, a broadband grant program, and raises for teachers and various state employees.
The House began its two-week vote-a-thon on opioid legislation. On June 12, 2018 the House passed 25 bills and continued to work on opioid legislation throughout the week. On June 12 all but two of the bills were decided by voice vote, and the debate period for the bills rarely exceeded 10 minutes.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
GA-18-380: This report examines the progress the progress the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has made improving opioid safety through its Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI).
This month, President Trump announced his plan to lower drug prices. The plan does not call for a major overhaul of drug companies’ pricing practices, but does include some proposals that they oppose. Much of Trump’s plan is in the form of suggested actions, and it will take time for actual detailed proposals to be put forward.