McGuireWoods Consulting was a proud sponsor of A Wider Circle’s 2016 Community Ball. A Wider Circle’s mission is to end poverty and help ensure every individual and family has an opportunity to succeed. Federal Public Affairs team members Lee Lilley, Patrick Martin and Brian Vanderbloemen attended this year’s dinner, which honored Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Frank Donatelli, head of McGuireWoods Consulting's federal government relations practice, was recently featured in U.S News & World Report where he shared his thoughts on the upcoming presidential debates.
McGuireWoods Consulting is pleased to announce that Bo Heath is assuming the role of practice group Leader of the North Carolina state government relations team and that Harry Kaplan will transition into the position of senior advisor.
MWC, in partnership with another Richmond-based firm, announced the launch of the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV) on September 15, 2016.
McGuireWoods Consulting today announced that Patrick Martin and Andrew Smith have both been promoted to senior vice president. Martin is a member of the Federal Public Affairs team and Smith works in the MWCAdvocacy group.
Business slowed at the legislature this week in preparation for adjournment next week. The focus shifted to local bills, concurrence votes on a few public bills, and constitutional amendments. Also, the House and Senate voted to override two gubernatorial vetoes of a comprehensive elections bill and a bill to make various changes to judicial districts. Furthermore, legislative leaders expect to consider more constitutional amendments and veto overrides next week.
Vote of the week: Immigration
All eyes will be on the House this week as members prepare to take up two bills to reform the U.S. immigration system and address the fate of DACA recipients (so-called “Dreamers).
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This Week: Opioid legislation moves…Insurers lose in court…OMB clears Association Health Plan Rule…and more!
The legislature was very busy this week as leadership looks ahead to adjournment. The House voted to override the Governor’s budget veto, and gave its final approval to legislation that would change various alcohol regulations. Also, House and Senate leaders considered more state constitutional amendments, and both chambers gave their final approval to a bill that would make comprehensive changes to various judicial districts and divisions.
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.