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Washington Outlook for 2015

In This Issue: - Introduction - Agriculture, Food Safety, and Nutrition - Appropriations, Budget, and Debt Ceiling - Defense and National Security - Education - Energy and Environment - Financial...more

1/21/2015 - Appropriations Bill Defense Sector Department of Transportation (DOT) Energy Policy Environmental Policies FDA Federal Budget Foreign Policy Healthcare Immigration Immigration Reform Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Obama Administration Political Parties Tax Reform Telecommunications

House Ways and Means Tax Reform Proposal Dramatically Changes Energy Tax Landscape

On February 26, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his long-awaited tax reform discussion draft, the Tax Reform Act of 2014. To achieve his goal of lower individual and corporate tax rates,...more

2/27/2014 - Energy Tax Incentives Tax Reform Ways and Means Committee

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implications for the Financial Services Industry

The NIST Framework - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” on February 12th. This set of voluntary best practices for critical...more


Farm Bill Conference Report Contains Significant Funding for Rural Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

On January 27 the leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the long-awaited conference report of the 2014 Farm Bill. This five-year reauthorization is estimated to cost $950 billion over ten years...more

1/29/2014 - Energy Efficiency Farm Bill Farms Renewable Energy Rural Development

High Profile Security Breaches Spur Congressional Action

Recently, several large retailers, including Target and Neiman Marcus, announced that hackers had compromised credit card and other personal consumer data. At Target, 40 million debt and credit cards were impacted and the...more

1/28/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Neiman Marcus Skype SnapChat Target

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