Alexis Early

Alexis Early

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U.S. Imposes Further Economic Sanctions Against Russia

On September 12, the United States implemented another round of economic sanctions against Russia in response to the continued crisis in eastern Ukraine. On September 11, U.S. President Barack Obama declared the U.S....more

9/15/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

EU And US Impose Coordinated Sanctions Against Russia

Following an intense week of diplomatic negotiations, on July 29, the European Union and United States jointly announced a new round of economic sanctions targeting certain sectors of the Russian economy. The development...more

8/4/2014 - Asset Freeze Banks Capital Markets EU Executive Orders Export Controls Financial Institutions Imports OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List SSI List Travel Ban U.S. Commerce Department U.S. Treasury

US and EU Increase Sanctions against Russia

Following weeks of diplomatic discussions, on July 16 the United States and European Union announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over the continued crisis in Ukraine. Although the US and EU have coordinated these...more

7/21/2014 - EU Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Ralls v. CFIUS

A U.S. Appellate Court has ruled for the first time that the U.S. government must provide access to at least some of the evidence relied upon by the President and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...more

7/17/2014 - Acquisitions Barack Obama CFIUS Due Process Executive Orders Foreign Ownership Judicial Review National Security Ralls Corporation Wind Power

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Legistlative Activity - Reid Files Motion to Proceed on Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill - On July 9, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion to proceed to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program...more

7/16/2014 - DHS Funding Legislative Agendas Obama Administration Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation Terrorism Insurance TRIA Unaccompanied Minors

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Legislative Activity Senate to Mark Up FY 2015 DHS Appropriations - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security has announced that it will mark up the FY 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill on...more

6/24/2014 - Appropriation Customs and Border Protection DHS ICE Immigrants

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

House GOP Discusses immigration and Border Security at Retreat - At the House GOP’s annual retreat on January 30-31, the caucus debated a broad set of immigration and border security principles drafted by House...more

2/3/2014 - Border Security DHS

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Homeland Security Nominations - The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next Inspector General of the U.S. Department of...more

1/27/2014 - DHS Flood Insurance GAO Immigration Records Legislative Agendas Transportation Security Administration

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Homeland Security Nominations - The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next Inspector...more

1/13/2014 - Databases DHS Flood Insurance GAO Legislative Agendas Nominations Privacy Policy Transportation Security Administration

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Two Senators Call for Acting DHS Inspector General to Step Down - Since June 2012, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Inspector General Charles K. Edwards has been the subject of a Senate Homeland Security...more

11/13/2013 - Barack Obama DHS Ethics Mass Shootings Transportation Security Administration Whistleblowers

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency Reauthorization - On Tuesday, October 22, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) introduced the first ever Federal Emergency Management...more

10/28/2013 - Border Security DHS E-Verify FEMA Flood Insurance Government Shutdown

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson Nominated for DHS Secretary - President Barack Obama has nominated former U.S. Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)....more

10/25/2013 - CFATS DHS DOD Emergency Response Transportation Security Administration

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Impact of Government Shutdown on DHS - Despite the government shutdown, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) retained more staff than other agencies because much of its operations...more

10/10/2013 - Border Security Confirmation Proceedings DHS Government Shutdown

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Nomination Hearings Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Thomas Carper (D-DE) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-OK) continue to criticize the...more

9/23/2013 - Border Security DHS Flood Insurance

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Syria Military Force Authorization - A small but growing group of lawmakers are supporting the authorization of military force in Syria by arguing that a strike could keep the Assad...more

9/12/2013 - Customs and Border Protection Foreign Policy Middle East National Security

Capital Thinking Updates - June 24, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

6/24/2013 - Barack Obama Border Security CFTC Cybersecurity Disability Dodd-Frank Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions NDAA NIST Spectrum Student Loans Women-Owned Businesses

Capital Thinking Update - June 3, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more

6/5/2013 - Appropriations Bill Barack Obama China Cybersecurity DOD EPA Farm Bill FERC Healthcare Immigration Reform Medicaid Medicare Middle East NIST Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration Student Loans Supply Chain Wellness Programs

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

5/24/2013 - Agricultural Workers Biofuel CFTC Contractors Cybersecurity Farm Bill Federal Budget Fees Form 720 Immigration Reform Innovation Nominations OMB PCORI Request For Information SEC Student Loans Water

Capital Thinking Updates - May 16, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

5/21/2013 - Appropriations Bill CFPB CMS Cross-Border Cybersecurity DHS Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Healthcare Higher Education Act Hurricane Sandy IRS Keystone XL Pipeline Nominations SEC Security-Based Swaps Sequestration Student Loans

Capital Thinking Update - April 15, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

4/24/2013 - Barack Obama CFTC CISPA Cybersecurity Data Protection FATCA Federal Budget FHFA Foreclosure Fracking Gun Laws Jacob Lew Oil & Gas Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration SIFIs Spending Cuts

Capital Thinking Update - March 18, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

3/20/2013 - CFTC Continuing Resolution Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Dodd-Frank EPA Farms Federal Budget Genetically Engineered Seed Healthcare Immigration Reform Middle East National Security Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Workforce Investment Act

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