McGuireWoods Romania celebrated its 10th anniversary in Bucharest with a client reception on December 5, 2017.
McGuireWoods Consulting President L.F. Payne and Executive Vice President and Chairman-elect Mark Bowles were recently tapped to serve on Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s Transition Committee. Mark has also been named a co-chair of the Inaugural Committee.
McGuireWoods’ Board of Partners has elected Jonathan P. Harmon to succeed Richard Cullen as McGuireWoods’ chairman. In addition, the board appointed J. Tracy Walker IV to follow Thomas E. Cabaniss as the firm’s managing partner.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president and law firm partner Mike Reynold was quoted in an Oct. 27 Wall Street Journal story about this year’s race for governor in Virginia.
Jim Hodges, a former South Carolina governor who heads McGuireWoods Consulting’s national multistate team and is a partner with the McGuireWoods law firm, appeared alongside Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a University of Chicago Institute of Politics forum.
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.
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.
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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.
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).
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
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.