Led State and Federal Legislative Affairs for Texas Retailers Association; Veteran of the Texas Legislature and Texas Comptroller’s Office
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.
Quote of the week: “Your tax lady. She really hates the U.S.”
- President Donald Trump said to EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker at the G7 summit, referring to EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This Week: House votes on modified rescission package; Senate’s August recess cancelled; silver loading to go ahead; concerns raised on cybersecurity and HHS; 340 B penalties are delayed one more time.
Business picked up at the legislature this week. The Senate quickly overrode Governor Cooper’s veto of the $23.9 billion state budget, and both chambers considered legislation on regulatory reform, judicial elections, and municipal charter schools. Also, Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and other House leaders sponsored a bill that would add a state constitutional amendment to November’s ballot.
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.
Chris Lloyd spoke at the Cabarrus County Economic Development Workshop March 12, 2014.
Chris Lloyd served as a panelist at the two-day conference aimed at educating officials from around North Carolina and across the East Coast about public-private partnerships. The conference was held by the Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Area Transit System and the Foundation for the Carolinas.
Chris Lloyd was asked to be on a panel for the WBC (Washington Building Congress) Program and Education Committee event at the Mayflower Hotel on February 27, 2014.
Chris Lloyd participated in a panel on \"Transportation & Logistics\" at the 2014 Site Selectors Guild Conference held February 25, 2014 in Denver, CO.
Chris Lloyd speeks at the Albemarle County Economic Advisory Board meeting to discuss opening an Economic Development office.