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.
Frank Donatelli, executive vice president and director of federal public affairs for McGuireWoods Consulting and counsel with McGuireWoods LLP, wrote the following article that was published in U.S. News & World Report.
McGuireWoods Consulting announced today it has opened a Tallahassee office with the arrival of veteran lobbyists Sean Stafford, Rhett O’Doski and Ryder Rudd.
Tucker Martin will join the MWCAdvocacy team next week as a senior vice president, assisting clients across a variety of industries nationwide with media relations, strategic communications, and grassroots initiatives.
With current Gov. Nathan Deal term-limited, a wide range of candidates from both parties have joined the competitive contest to replace him. Tuesday’s primary led to a runoff between the top two finalists among those vying for the Republican nomination.
It’s a busy week for Congress — lawmakers are trying to get as much done as possible before departing for the weeklong Memorial Day recess. Major items on the to-do list include (1) the Senate’s bipartisan banking bill; (2) farm bill; (3) FY 2019 defense reauthorization; and (4) the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This Week: More opioid legislation marked up…Questions about the need for the rescission package…President releases drug pricing plan…And FDA and CMS start to act.
The legislature began its 2018 short session on Wednesday. The House filed 47 bills this week, and the Senate filed 15. The House passed a bill that modifies the licensure process for out of state school psychologists who want to practice in North Carolina. Also, the Senate Finance Committee adopted legislation that would make numerous changes to state revenue laws. Both chambers plan to consider more substantive legislation next week.
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.