McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Rob Fortson, was recently honored as a Distinguished Leader in the Daily Report’s annual Georgia Legal Awards. Fortson, who is also a partner with McGuireWoods LLP, will be recognized at an awards dinner in June.
In 2006, McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC) formed a coalition of consumer safety advocates to support the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act – legislation in response to a number of entrapment drownings of children and infants caught in the suction of high pressure drains.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Frank Donatelli, analyzes the reasons behind Trump’s stagnant approval rating – regardless of the day’s headlines – and how this largely unmoving number may provide insight into Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Last week, House and Senate lawmakers introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act. The bill asks the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create security standards for IoT devices bought by the federal government, in order to make them less vulnerable to hackers.
Throughout the country, many states are moving to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational use. McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Randal Meyer, explores how businesses, investors and communities can take advantage of this growing industry in a Mar. 12 article for Area Development.
On March 11, the White House rolled out the President’s $4.7 trillion FY20 budget proposal. The proposed budget includes significant cuts to non-defense discretionary funding, including significant decreases in budgets for the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Meanwhile, House and Senate appropriators on Capitol Hill have already indicated that they intend to use many of their FY19 numbers as a starting point for FY20.
Coming Week’s Highlights: Congress is in recess this week.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
The General Assembly reconvened on Monday, March 11 for a week of full of Appropriations meetings and floor votes. Governor Cooper released his budget recommendations last week prompting a week of presentations from various departments on their budget needs for the year. Without a supermajority, members of the General Assembly will look to find a middle ground during their budget debates. In this young session, the new look General Assembly has been working in a bi-partisan fashion with numerous bills receiving support across the aisle.
This Week: Senators unveil bipartisan bill aimed at improving privacy protection for children, Senate Judiciary Committee wades into federal privacy debate, House Subcommittee examines drones, urban air mobility, and the future of aviation, and European commission selects single protocol for vehicle connectivity instead of taking flexible approach
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed to expand its site-neutral payment policy to clinic visits.
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).