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Washington, D.C. Update – June 2017

by Baker Donelson on

Having returned from its Memorial Day recess, Congress now enters one of the longest continuous work periods of the year and – with the exception of the week of the Fourth of July – will likely be in session until the end of...more

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

by Clark Hill PLC on

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

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

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

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

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

Congressional budget talks – an opportunity to advance tax reform?

by DLA Piper on

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

Washington Could Use A Little More Mediation

by JAMS on

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

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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?

by DLA Piper on

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

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

by DLA Piper on

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

Shutdown likely to drag on as issues grow more complicated

by DLA Piper on

The federal government shutdown, now in its fourth day, appears likely to continue a while longer as the list of issues under discussion between the President and Congressional leaders, and within the Congress, becomes longer...more

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