In a Nov. 9 Law360 article, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Frank Donatelli, reviewed the 2018 midterm elections with ten snap observations.
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
This Week: GAO Recommends Federal Privacy Statute as House, Senate Announce Hearings, President Issues Executive Order Directing Federal Government to Promote Artificial Intelligence, FAA Publishes Three Drone Rulemaking Documents; Remote ID Rule Not Among Them, AIRWAVES Act to be Re-Introduced in House and Senate
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Coming Week’s Highlights: This week’s focus by many will be whether the government shuts down once more. Legislation must be passed and signed by the President by February 15, in order to keep the departments not yet funded through the fiscal year open. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is funded through the end of the fiscal year with the exception of the Food and Drug Administration.
The General Assembly met several times this week, holding session to discuss each chamber’s permanent rules. Both House and Senate committee chairs decided to use some of their meeting time to acclimate new members as they gear up for this year’s long session. Legislators filed several bills this week, multiple that would increase school calendar flexibility, and one to make ice cream North Carolina’s official frozen treat.
The General Assembly will re-convene on Monday, February 11th at 7:00pm.
This Week: Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Net Neutrality Hearing, Senator Graham Looks to Form Task Force on Social Media Platforms, Senate Commerce Convenes 5G Hearing as White House Prepares to Weigh In
The House of Representatives approved the first major change to federal regulation of the over-the-counter drug industry in 40 years.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
The House Ways and Means Committee passed several measures to expand tax-advantaged health savings accounts (HSA).
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.