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Greg Walden, partner at McGuireWoods and senior advisor with McGuireWoods Consulting, recently discussed legal concerns, ethical considerations and policy around autonomous vehicles with the Corporate Counsel Business Journal.
In a Sept. 10 opinion piece for The Hill, McGuireWoods Consulting executive vice president and director, Frank Donatelli, compares the upcoming midterm elections and modern politics to a heavyweight fight.
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The General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, October 15, 2018 for another special session. Legislators have taken the last two weeks to further assess the damages from Hurricane Florence. The Governor has been working with the legislature on preparing a bigger relief package anticipating additional damage. The initial round of $56.6 million in aid established by the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund will be tested by the potential damage from Tropical Storm Michael. Estimates report that the state has suffered up the $13 billion in damages. The General Assembly is expecting to consider additional assessments from various state agencies while debating the release of additional funds.
This Week: Senate Commerce Committee Examines GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act | Department of Transportation Seeks Comments on AV 3.0 Initiatives, Including Impact on Workforce | NHTSA Seeks Comment on National Pilot Program to Test Automated Driving Systems | Europe Moves Ahead with EU-Wide Drone Regulations
This Week: D.C. obsessed with Supreme Court nomination; opioids legislation hits the president’s desk for signature; 340B continues to be of concern to hospitals.
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.