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Government Affairs and Public Policy - Feb 14, 2014

The Elevator Speech Overview - The House and Senate were in session this week, but left town as quickly as possible to avoid weather related delays due to the snowstorm that hit the east coast Wednesday evening....more

An Update from Washington – Debt Ceiling, Taxes, and Health Care – Oh My!

Election year politics already have arrived at the Capitol. Members of the House and Senate in both parties have their eyes on November 4th and are putting forward agendas and proposals to position themselves favorably in...more

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Debt Ceiling - The suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling authorized by the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (P.L. 113-46) will expire on Friday; however, the Department of Treasury predicts it will be able to extend the...more

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Debt Ceiling - The suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling authorized by the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (P.L. 113-46) will expire on Friday; however, the Department of Treasury predicts it will be able to extend the...more

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Debt Ceiling - The FY 2014 Continuing Resolution enacted in October (P.L. 113-46) suspended the debt ceiling through February 7. While this deadline can typically be extended for a length of time through accounting...more

2014 Legislative & Regulatory Outlook

The K&L Gates Public Policy and Law Group (“Policy Group”) has prepared a legislative and regulatory outlook for 2014 with the purpose of identifying potential risks and opportunities for stakeholders. Conventional wisdom...more

Which way forward for the sovereign debt crisis? Six thought leaders in sovereign debt restructuring share their observations of...

A crisis far beyond anything experienced in recent memory - The way in which regulators, investors, banks and governments respond to the current sovereign debt challenges will echo for many years. Decisions made today...more

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - October 2013 - Issue 3

In This Issue: - Top News ..Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown Yields No Major Changes to Health Care Law ..Problems with HealthCare.gov Website Continue; HHS Working to Fix Issues ..Kaiser Study...more

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - On October 17, President Barack Obama signed a FY 2014 Continuing Resolution/Debt Ceiling stopgap agreement (H.R. 2775 / P.L. 113-46) that funds the federal government at current sequester levels...more

Congressional budget talks – an opportunity to advance tax reform?

Taxes will be a major part of the budget discussions now under way in Washington. Is this an opening for comprehensive reform? Earlier this year, the House and Senate passed very different proposals for the federal...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- October 21, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - On October 16th, 16 days after the government shut...more

Washington Could Use A Little More Mediation

Most of us were at least slightly frustrated by Washington’s inability to reach agreement over budget and debt limit issues in the past weeks and months. In fact this kind of dysfunction and brinksmanship has become more of a...more

Lawmakers Reach Deal to End Government Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

While the focus over the past 16 days has been on the shuttered government and the prospect of the United States defaulting on its debt obligations, there are subtexts that are relevant to the health care industry. This On...more

Events moving fast in Congress: the shape of things to come?

The next two days in Congress will be characterized by fast-moving developments on the government shutdown/debt ceiling issues. As of this morning the situation is as follows...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #10

The Elevator Speech Overview - Wednesday is day nine of the Government Shutdown. Eight days until the Treasury says the U.S. will hit its debt ceiling. Democratic and Republican House leaders met today in a private...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #8

The Elevator Speech Overview - Thursday is day ten of the government shutdown. Seven days until the Treasury says the U.S. will hit its debt ceiling. House Republicans announced a plan that would essentially provide...more

As shutdown week 2 approaches, 4 subtle signs of a possible deal

Congressional sources indicate, however, that a deal might not come together politically until very close to the October 17 - 18 deadline at which Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has warned Congress that, absent additional...more

Capital Thinking: Defense

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity - Budget and the Debt Ceiling - With no congressional consensus on a bill to fund the U.S. federal government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, on Tuesday, October 1, the U.S....more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #7

The Elevator Speech Overview - Wednesday is day nine of the Government Shutdown. Eight days until the Treasury says the U.S. will hit its debt ceiling. Democratic and Republican House leaders met today in a private...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #6

The Elevator Speech Overview - Tuesday marks day eight of the government shutdown and nine days until the Treasury says the debt ceiling will be reached and the federal government can no longer pay for all of the...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #5

U.S. House of Representatives - On Monday, the House passed another targeted continuing resolution (CR) that would authorize funds for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This bill joins the other targeted CRs...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - October 10, 2013

It is now the second week the exchanges have been open and the second week the government has been partially closed. The exchanges still have glitches, and Congress still has not agreed on a way to fund the government,...more

Capital Thinking: International

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity - Budget and the Debt Ceiling Debate - With no congressional consensus on a bill to fund the U.S. federal government for FY 2014, on Tuesday, October 1, the U.S....more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- October 7, 2013

In this Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Congress once again worked through the weekend, but based on the...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #3

The Elevator Speech Overview - The government shutdown continues as the stalemate on Capitol Hill shows no signs of abating. Lawmakers, media, and the public are becoming increasingly focused on the upcoming debt...more

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