Paul J. Reagan, who served as chief of staff to Virginia’s former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, is returning to McGuireWoods Consulting, filling a leadership role in its highly acclaimed Federal Government Relations Practice.
Frank Donatelli, executive vice president and director of federal public affairs for McGuireWoods Consulting and counsel with McGuireWoods LLP, wrote the following article that was published in U.S. News & World Report.
McGuireWoods Consulting announced today it has opened a Tallahassee office with the arrival of veteran lobbyists Sean Stafford, Rhett O’Doski and Ryder Rudd.
Tucker Martin will join the MWCAdvocacy team next week as a senior vice president, assisting clients across a variety of industries nationwide with media relations, strategic communications, and grassroots initiatives.
McGuireWoods Consulting is delighted to announce the return of Missy Neff to its Richmond team as a senior vice president for MWCAdvocacy, handling legislative affairs. As part of the MWCAdvocacy team, she will support clients along with a team of additional communications, grassroots, and digital professionals.
Budget preparation took up the majority of business at the legislature this week. House and Senate budget writers anticipate that the budget will be passed by both chambers late next week. Also, House and Senate leaders released preview of key policy initiatives in the budget, which includes investments in school safety, a broadband grant program, and raises for teachers and various state employees.
With current Gov. Nathan Deal term-limited, a wide range of candidates from both parties have joined the competitive contest to replace him. Tuesday’s primary led to a runoff between the top two finalists among those vying for the Republican nomination.
It’s a busy week for Congress — lawmakers are trying to get as much done as possible before departing for the weeklong Memorial Day recess. Major items on the to-do list include (1) the Senate’s bipartisan banking bill; (2) farm bill; (3) FY 2019 defense reauthorization; and (4) the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act.
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This Week: More opioid legislation marked up…Questions about the need for the rescission package…President releases drug pricing plan…And FDA and CMS start to act.
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).
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
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.