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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This Week: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Net Neutrality; DOT Extends Window to Comment on Connected Vehicles Communications; Consumer Privacy Remains at Forefront of State, Federal Policy Debates
This Week: The government shutdown continues; Congress finishes organizing and finalizing committee members and begins to focus on the issues. Concern has been raised that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center is trying to bypass Congress in health policy.
The 154th General Assembly will reconvene later this month on Wednesday, January 30th. For the first time since 2012, the Republican-led chambers will lack the numbers to override an executive veto. Both House and Senate leaders hope to work across the aisle in order to have a successful session which is expected to last late into the year. Lawmakers have said that crafting the state budget is on the top of their agenda for the 2019-2020 session. Additional items that are expected to be in the spotlight this year include but are not limited to education, Medicaid expansion, transportation, and rural economic development. The House is expected to finalize committee assignments within the next couple of weeks. The Senate released their list of committee assignments earlier in the week.
Governor Kemp’s proposed budgets for FY19A and FY2020 are fairly conservative and do not reflect any major new priorities that have not previously been a part of his campaign platform.
This Week: Gregory Guice Joins MWC Federal Public Affairs Team; Senate Commerce Committee Shuffles Subcommittee Leadership and Jurisdiction; Draft Drone Operations Over People Rule Subject to Yet-to-be-Released Remote Identification Rulemaking; DOJ Reverses Course on Scope of Wire Act for Online Gaming; Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearings for U.S. Attorney General Nominee William Barr
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.