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Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 14

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House Budget Writers Reach Tentative Agreement: The House Budget Committee is planning to unveil a long-awaited budget resolution next week calling for a spending boost to the Pentagon alongside cuts to domestic programs,...more

Debt Limit Deadline May Be Reached Earlier Than Expected

by Baker Donelson on

On March 16, the debt limit ceiling suspension agreed to in the lead up to the 2016 elections officially expired, meaning the U.S. government can no longer take on additional debt until the ceiling is raised. Currently, the...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

Despite the headlines coming out of Washington, Congress continues to move forward in regular fashion, discussing and acting upon key issues, such as funding the government, addressing the need to raise the debt ceiling and...more

Public Finance Update – SLGS Window Closing

by Bracewell LLP on

On March 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the suspension of sales of United States Treasury Obligations – State and Local Government Series (i.e., SLGS), effective 12:00 noon Eastern Time, March 15,...more

Debt Limit Suspension to Expire March 15

by Baker Donelson on

Because of a deal struck in Fall 2015 to avoid a debt ceiling showdown during the 2016 election season, the statutory debt limit expiration is suspended through March 15, 2017. If Congress fails to raise the debt limit by...more

President-Elect Trump’s First 100 Days

by Bryan Cave on

As the United States rings in a New Year, it also welcomes a new president. All eyes are trained on Washington in anticipation of what President-elect Donald Trump will tackle in his first 100 days in office. Trump’s initial...more

Planning for the 115th Congress and the Trump Administration

by Nossaman LLP on

While the coming 115th Congress and Trump Administration seem to be anything but predictable, there are several known events that will help drive the timing of national, and some regional, policy debates. They should be...more

Update on Government Fiscal Issues Impacting Government Contractors

With the threat of a government shutdown avoided by Congress’ passage of a short- term Continuing Resolution on September 30, Congressional focus has turned to the debt ceiling, the spending caps imposed by the Budget Control...more

Budget Deal Limits Payment to New Off-Campus Hospital Outpatient Departments

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “Act”) into law. The Act, widely hailed as a rare act of bipartisan cooperation, raises the federal debt ceiling and sets federal spending...more

Congress Take Step Toward Site-Neutral Medicare Payments in Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On October 28, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that, if enacted, would, among other things, substantially alter how and how much Medicare pays for outpatient services furnished by hospitals. The...more

Energy & Environment Update - October 2015 #4

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Energy and Climate Debate - Following a busy week for the Obama Administration during which it held several energy and climate events in anticipation of the international climate negotiations at the end of the year in...more

Proposed Budget Deal Would Add Medicaid Inflation Rebates for Generic Drugs

by Reed Smith on

As noted in our recent Health Industry Washington Watch blog post, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and the Obama Administration have reached agreement on a two-year, $80 billion budget/debt-ceiling deal that includes...more

Pending Budget Deal Includes Medicare Sequestration Extension, Other Medicare/Medicaid Cuts

by Reed Smith on

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and the Obama Administration have reached agreement on a two-year, $80 billion budget/debt-ceiling deal that includes Medicare and Medicaid “offsets” to finance other spending. For...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Elections for Speaker of the House and Potential Changes at Ways and Means Committee - Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced Tuesday (Oct. 20) that he will run for the House Speaker position if the major House Republican...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Bicameral Bill Introduced to Provide HHS Authority to Reject Proposed Insurance Rates - Before Congress left for its Columbus Day recess, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Health...more

Now to End of 2015 – What to Expect?

Funding Crisis Averted & New Leadership in the House: A week ago no one could have predicted that the biggest story in Washington this week would not be the last minute avoidance of a government shutdown by passage of a...more

Washington Update - Government Shutdown and Debt Ceiling: A Primer

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Even before Congress returned to work this week, House and Senate Republican leadership warned their caucuses about the political consequences of shutting the government down when this fiscal year ends on September 30. In...more

Tax Policy Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 10 - The total number of legislative working days in September. Lawmakers returned from the August recess yesterday facing a daunting to-do list, including incendiary debates over foreign policy,...more

Tax Policy Update: The Emerging Fall Fiscal Cliff

If you read one thing... - Congress’ tax and budget challenges include funding the government for FY 2016 and a required federal debt ceiling increase to avoid catastrophic default on the nation’s debt. These legislative...more

Summer is (Almost) Over & Congress is Back!

While summer isn’t officially over until September 22, for most here in the nation’s capital the vacations are nearly completed and it is back to work as Congress returns from the long August recess and Labor Day...more

Under New Law, a Big Win for Small Community Banks

by Reed Smith on

Under a law enacted this month, a small bank exemption to acquisition debt limits will cover a far broader group of banks. The measure, signed into law by President Obama Dec. 18, would extend the applicability of the Federal...more

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

2014 Legislative & Regulatory Outlook

by K&L Gates LLP on

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...

by White & Case LLP on

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

by Polsinelli on

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

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