We pay tribute to our friend and colleague, Robert Adams, who received an especially aggressive cancer diagnosis last month and passed away on January 26, 2019 at the age of 55.
In a Jan. 22 article for Inside Cybersecurity, McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Greg Guice, commented on the current state of cybersecurity initiatives between the telecom sector and the government.
Four members of McGuireWoods Consulting’s Austin office were recognized on Capitol Inside’s 2019 Texas Lobby Power Rankings, and McGuireWoods Consulting ranked fifth in Top Lobby Teams.
In a Jan. 18 article for The Hill, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Michael Drobac, spoke on tactics taken by industry lobbyists to advocate for their clients as the government shutdown continues.
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The General Assembly kicked things into full gear this week as they dive into this year’s long session. Redistricting and ABC reform, school construction funding, and Medicaid privatization were all topics of conversation for both the House and the Senate.
Meanwhile, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Cheri Beasley as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, following former Chief Justice Mark Martin’s retirement announcement in January. Beasley will be the first black woman to hold the Chief Justice seat in North Carolina.
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
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.
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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.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
Learn where in the United States natural gas pipeline projects have been completed, have been approved, are under construction and announced or applied for.