When Congress reconvenes in January, Democrats will be in control of the House for the first time in eight years. Lawmakers will continue to discuss privacy and cybersecurity issues, including whether there should be a federal standard for how companies should be allowed to use and safeguard consumer data and how to stop cyberattacks from foreign entities.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Jim Dyke, along with Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP partner, Gary Thomson, authored a Nov. 6 column for the Richmond Times Dispatch on the importance of exceptional early childhood education to provide talent for the future Virginia workforce.
In an Oct. 31 article, Best Lawyers reviewed the 2018 midterm elections, noting that in several states the newly elected leadership will help to decide 2021 redistricting.
He Succeeds Frank Donatelli, Who Stays With MWC as Senior Advisor
On Oct. 24, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (also known as SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act). The legislation includes changes to treatment options in Medicare in response to the opioid epidemic.
Medicaid remains dynamic and evolving, and 2019 is likely to see many changes in the program. Some of the trends include expansion, work requirements, inclusion of the use of institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) for behavioral health, telemedicine, and states’ attempts to control drug costs.
Following the 2018 election, Illinois will be the bluest it has ever been in modern history. With incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner resoundingly losing his re-election bid to Democrat J.B. Pritzker, all statewide elected offices are held by Democrats.
The General Assembly resumed Tuesday after holding no-vote sessions on Monday due to weather conditions. Lawmakers kept the week busy working to get bills through committees and out to the House and Senate floors for votes. Legislative leaders met their goal to conclude business by the end of this week. Now the Governor holds the power to veto any remaining bills on his desk. The General Assembly will now wait for the Governor’s action and schedule any veto overrides as necessary.
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On June 22, the House of Representatives concluded two weeks of voting on opioid legislation by approving a package that combines dozens of individual opioid-related bills that the House had approved over the past two weeks.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
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.
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).