On Oct. 3, 2018, Congress passed H.R. 6, 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 makes two key Medicaid changes in response to the opioid epidemic.
With midterm elections fast approaching, political coverage dominates every source of media, with a new key issue of the day to debate in both liberal and conservative news outlets. Absent from these discussions is America’s rising fiscal challenge and how Washington can work together to address it.
MWC head Frank Donatelli helps lead bi-partisan effort on behalf of veterans and military families victimized by foreign terror attacks
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Jim Dyke, along with his wife Ellen Dyke, were recognized last week at the 2018 Raise the Region Gala. Hosted by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, Jim and Ellen Dyke were honored with the 2018 Community Leadership Award at the gala.
The President recently signed into law a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that provides a blueprint for near-term US aviation policy, including traveler and consumer protections, drone integration, airport upgrades and expands on top flight issues addressed in FAA reauthorization legislation from the past several years.
The 154th General Assembly will reconvene later this month on Wednesday, January 30th. For the first time since 2012, the Republican-led chambers will lack the numbers to override an executive veto. Both House and Senate leaders hope to work across the aisle in order to have a successful session which is expected to last late into the year. Lawmakers have said that crafting the state budget is on the top of their agenda for the 2019-2020 session. Additional items that are expected to be in the spotlight this year include but are not limited to education, Medicaid expansion, transportation, and rural economic development. The House is expected to finalize committee assignments within the next couple of weeks. The Senate released their list of committee assignments earlier in the week.
Governor Kemp’s proposed budgets for FY19A and FY2020 are fairly conservative and do not reflect any major new priorities that have not previously been a part of his campaign platform.
This Week: Gregory Guice Joins MWC Federal Public Affairs Team; Senate Commerce Committee Shuffles Subcommittee Leadership and Jurisdiction; Draft Drone Operations Over People Rule Subject to Yet-to-be-Released Remote Identification Rulemaking; DOJ Reverses Course on Scope of Wire Act for Online Gaming; Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearings for U.S. Attorney General Nominee William Barr
This Week: As of today, the government has been partially shut down for 25 days, surpassing the longest federal government shutdown in history during Bill Clinton’s presidency in 1995.
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An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
Learn where in the United States natural gas pipeline projects have been completed, have been approved, are under construction and announced or applied for.