McGuireWoods Consulting announced mid-year promotions this month, recognizing the work of individuals in its federal, state and international government relations practices.
This year, Georgia passed House Bill 228, which raises the minimum age for marriage in Georgia from 16 to 18, or 17 with a judge’s order of emancipation. McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president and director, Ashley Groome, and vice president, Danica Thompson, worked pro bono with the Tahirih Justice Center to help navigate the bill through the 2019 legislative session.
The twenty Democratic nomination candidates will kick off two nights of primary debates on June 26, with ten candidates debating the first night, and the remaining ten debating on June 27.
On June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Azar v. Allina Health Services, stating that the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) improperly changed Medicare payment rates without notice.
Robert L. Fortson, a McGuireWoods partner and McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president in Atlanta, was recently selected as a Distinguished Leader in the Daily Report’s 2019 Georgia Legal Awards.
It was quiet around the legislative building this week as a number of lawmakers spent time in their districts and attended legislative conferences. Members of both the House and the Senate were around early in the week to hold floor voting sessions before heading home Wednesday afternoon. The House held one committee meeting Tuesday morning, but none of the Senate committees met.
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It was business as usual for members of the North Carolina General Assembly again this week. The Senate wrapped things up early in the week, while the House carried on with session and committee meetings through Thursday.
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The House and Senate will be in recess until the second week in September. Senate Appropriations Chairman Shelby will set FY20 spending allocations during the recess. The Senate can be expected to move ahead with Gene Scalia's nomination to the Department of Labor when they return.
The House begins its summer recess, with the Senate set to be in session one more week before lawmakers return home; Senate to vote on the budget deal and confirm the President's nominees for Deputy Secretary of Defense and Ambassador to the United Nations; Senate HELP Committee to bring the Lower Health Care Costs Act to the floor.
Debt ceiling vote in both chambers, McConnell endeavors to confirm as many pending nominations before the recess as possible, Senate to vote on 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and more.
The House plans to vote on legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, McConnell aims to confirm Mark Esper, the President's nominee to serve as Secretary of Defense, House to consider three-year intelligence reauthorization, healthcare bills and election security legislation before the August recess.
What’s pending and what’s on the horizon – an update from McGuireWoods Consulting’s Emerging Technologies team on driverless cars, drones and supersonic aircraft.