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.
The General Assembly will re-convene on Tuesday, November 27. It will be the fourth special session of this interim, Republicans will work on clarifying laws to accompany the passed Constitutional Amendments as well as any other legislation they see fit to pass before they lose their veto-proof supermajority. This session is considered a “lame-duck” session as outgoing members will be taking some of their last votes before the new legislature takes place.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2018, Virginians in the 8th district selected a new member of the House of Delegates to replace the retiring Greg Habeeb.
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The midterm elections were held Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Texas. Although voter turnout was the highest for any gubernatorial election since 1970, the outcome of the election was as the polls predicted.
Georgia’s hotly contested governor race has overshadowed the real significance of the state’s mid-term elections: the biggest geographic realignment among its voters in decades.
The McGuireWoods Consulting Women in Public Affairs initiative focuses on bringing women in public affairs together through a series of local and regional educational events and networking opportunities.
While Congress may not be able to make up its mind on whether and how to permanently deal with cannabis legalization, the American people clearly have done so. In virtually every state with any kind of significant urban presence and direct voter access to the ballot, marijuana is in some stage of decriminalization.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
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