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On Monday, May 6, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed H.B. 228 into law, limiting marriage to adults age 18 or older, with a narrow exception only for 17-year-old minors that have been emancipated after a special proceeding before a juvenile court.
In a May 7 opinion piece for Fox News, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Frank Donatelli, broke down six numbers that could influence Trump’s 2020 campaign – three that may help his reelection bid, and three that may cause concern for his campaign team.
As lawmakers look to tackle the nation’s infrastructure issues, a proposal has been made to leverage advanced technology, including drones, to spend less money and move more quickly on repairs and improvements.
The U.S. House Committee on Rules held the first hearing on Medicare for All legislation this week.
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This week in Washington: House to hold hearings on PFAS contamination and exposure, the maternal mortality crisis and single-payer issues.
Throughout House budget discussions, and during floor debates and votes in both chambers, legislators focused on a variety of education issues facing the state.
The North Carolina General Assembly has been hard at work over the last week as the House put together their proposal for the state budget and both chambers faced a fast approaching crossover deadline. Friday, in a 61-51 vote, House lawmakers passed the $23.9 billion budget proposal that is now up for debate in the Senate. The Senate will begin their budget process on Tuesday, May 14, as the Finance committee takes up SB 622: Tax Reduction Act of 2019.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s Texas Government Relations team has been tracking renewable energy bills in the Texas Legislature throughout its 2019 legislative session. Read on below for a short summary of current renewable energy bills in the Texas House and Senate, an overview of their current status, plus an update on renewable energy bills with no anticipated movement this session.
Senate leadership continues to negotiate an aid package to deliver supplemental funding to disaster-stricken areas around the country, the House will take up legislation that packages together a number of bills aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, the Senate may expedite the consideration of bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing abusive robocalls and the Senate continues to process pending judicial and executive branch nominations.
House Appropriations Committee continues to consider FY20 spending bills, Senate continues to confirm as many of over 100 pending nominations as possible and McConnell and Pelosi to hold debt ceiling negotiations.
Appropriations and authorizing committees continue to hear from department and agency heads on the President's FY20 budget proposal, additional hearings on drug pricing, discussions around infrastructure and Attorney General Barr to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A recap of congressional hearings and markups in the month of April on prescription drug pricing.
The Georgia General Assembly adjourned its 2019 legislative session Tuesday, April 2. Gov. Brian Kemp will have 40 days to sign or veto legislation passed by the General Assembly. All legislation not vetoed will become law.