Was Policy Fellow for House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
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.
Former Educator Touts Strong Legislative Affairs Background
Client Service, Business Growth Remain Top Priority
This Week: Opioid legislation moves; Shutdown averted for now; CMS Encourages State Work Requirements in Medicaid
The General Assembly will reconvene for a special session on Tuesday, October 2nd at 10 AM. Lawmakers will be taking up issues to address disaster relief. School calendars, teacher pay, and delays in small business tax deadlines will be up for discussion. The session could then be adjourned until October 9th to address any further funding needs and pending executive agency reports.
This Week: Congress, Administration Seek Input on Approaches to Consumer Data Privacy | Compromise FAA Reauthorization Bill Directs US Drone and Transportation Security Technology Policy | FTC Holds Second Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century
In 2018, the Romanian Parliament set the scene for future offshore investments in the Black Sea by passing a bill to regulate the offshore legislative framework. Currently, the legislative process is ongoing and Parliament is reevaluating some provisions at the request of the Romanian President.
In January 2018, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a draft proposed plan that would open nearly 90 percent of America’s waters to offshore oil and natural gas development, setting the stage for a multiyear process of fact-gathering, due diligence and public input from citizens at the local, state and federal levels. As expected, groups on both sides of this issue are organizing voices of support and opposition to weigh in on the plan.
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.