McGuireWoods Consulting announced several promotions this week, recognizing the work of individuals in state government relations and MWCAdvocacy.
House Democrats are bringing back earmarks to Congress this session after the practice was banned ten years ago. McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Ryan Bernstein, provided insight in a March 3 interview with SpectrumNews1 on the history of earmarks and how they’ll be used moving forward.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Jim Dyke, was named to the 2021 Heavy Hitters list by Virginia Business. The list recognizes the importance of diverse leadership and highlights leaders contributing to business and leaving their imprint on Virginia.
The data center market is expanding in Illinois, thanks to a new incentive program signed into law by Gov. Pritzker. McGuireWoods Consulting vice president, James Sherwood, played an instrumental role in the legislative effort to develop a tax incentive program for data center companies that invest in Illinois.
Bernard L. McNamee, who returned to McGuireWoods in December 2020 after serving as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, was interviewed by national news organizations covering the tragic power outage that left millions of people in Texas without power during a historic cold snap in February.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s office in Austin, Texas was recognized as a top lobby team in Capitol Inside’s 2021 Texas Lobby Power Rankings.
Stephanie Kennan, McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president and former policy advisor to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), spoke with Leaders Edge in a Feb. 2 Q&A session on what to expect in healthcare during the first year of the Biden presidency. Kennan addressed drug pricing legislation and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the interview.
Arielle Maffei, former Clinton Foundation staffer, has joined McGuireWoods Consulting’s Illinois government relations team as a vice president.
Lawmakers have spent the week debating the second COVID-19 relief bill which allocates over a billion dollars in federal relief. The bill passed both chambers unanimously. The week has not ended without dispute, though, as the Senate was unsuccessful in their effort to override Governor Cooper’s veto of their bill to reopen all public schools at either limited or full capacity.
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This week in Washington: The House votes on budget reconciliation while the Senate ponders the Byrd Rule; Senate committees hold hearings on HHS Secretary-designate Becerra’s confirmation.
Lawmakers kicked off the start of the biennium’s budget process this week with introductory meetings in each of the joint appropriations subcommittees.
On Feb. 15, Rep. Fiona McFarland (R-Sarasota) filed HB 969, following a press conference in which Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls made clear their intent to crack down on “big tech.”
McGuireWoods Consulting has compiled the below information coming from Washington and our state capitals in response to COVID-19 as it pertains to employers and businesses across industry sectors. Members of MWC’s federal public affairs team are closely following developments on Capitol Hill, and we will update information as news and insights become available.
Later this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will introduce and likely vote on the COVID-19 relief bill, which is supported by President Biden.
Updates on state and local action taken in Virginia in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Florida state and local action in response to COVID-19.
Updates on state and local action taken in Illinois in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updates on state and local action taken in Texas in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
McGuireWoods Consulting’s bipartisan team held a discussion on the results of the 2020 gubernatorial, attorneys general and state legislative races. The panelists provided analysis of the election outcomes and the likely policy implications in key states, as well as information on transition teams and what to expect in the 2022 races.
McGuireWoods Consulting held a bipartisan discussion on the South Carolina elections, with insights into the presidential, congressional and state legislative races.
Policy initiatives for 2021 and beyond
McGuireWoods Consulting hosted a bipartisan discussion on the North Carolina elections, with insights into the presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, attorney general and state legislative races.