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Shutdown Landscape

by Bryan Cave on

The federal government is poised to shutdown at midnight on April 28 unless Congress can pass a funding bill and send it to President Trump for his signature. With this deadline looming, Republicans and Democrats on the...more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – April 2017

Welcome back everybody. While the momentum around an American Health Care Act (AHCA) comeback is unclear, there’s no discounting that efforts are ongoing to reach a consensus among House Republicans with significant pressure...more

Contractors Should Start Preparing for a Possible Shutdown Now

by Holland & Knight LLP on

With less than a week before the federal government’s appropriated funding runs out, confidence in avoiding a potential shutdown is waning. Because of that, contractors should exercise prudence and immediately begin...more

"President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint: Takeaways for Infrastructure Investors"

On March 16, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget released “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” (the Blueprint), which outlines the Trump administration’s discretionary funding proposals for...more

Congressional Leaders Seek Input in UFA Reauthorization Draft Bill by April 28, 2017

On April 14, 2017, leaders from the Senate HELP Committee and the House Energy & Commerce Committee released the first discussion draft of the 2017 FDA user fee reauthorization bill. As we’ve been reporting, these two...more

New Details Emerge on the EPA Budget

President Trump released more details regarding his so called “skinny budget”, which was previously released on March 16, 2017. The new 64-page EPA memo sheds greater light on the skinny budget’s outline that calls for a 31%...more

Trump Administration Starts the Debate Over FY18 Budget and Appropriations

by Baker Donelson on

On March 16, the Trump Administration released "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again." The so-called "skinny budget," which includes proposed top-line spending numbers for the federal government, sets...more

McClain Weighs in on Potential Effect of Trump Budget Cuts on Affordable Housing

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In an interview with U.S. News and World Reports on “The Future of Affordable Housing in the Trump Era,” Amy McClain, who leads Ballard Spahr’s government-assisted housing practice (and is a frequent Housing Plus blogger),...more

2017 Federal Budget: Update for Employers

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On March 22, the 2017 federal budget, Building a Strong Middle Class Through Innovation, was released. Among its myriad proposals, several anticipated changes related to families and leaves will affect employers, including...more

Brexit - an expensive divorce? The key legal issues

by DLA Piper on

The UK's exit from the EU was never going to be easy. Increasingly, it is looking as though it might also be very expensive. In recent months, there have been various reports that the UK could have to pay anything up to €60...more

Effective Internal Compliance Programs

by Bryan Cave on

Effective compliance programs continue to gain importance. Across all industries, it is imperative that meaningful compliance programs are in place and that they are regularly assessed to account for new risks and changes in...more

Environmental Notes - April 2017

by Williams Mullen on

Most industrial facilities will, at some point, be inspected by an environmental regulatory agency. Generally, regulatory agencies have authority to enter public or private property that is governed by an environmental...more

Employment Insurance Changes Pending Under 2017 Canadian Federal Budget

Last month, Canada’s federal government released its 2017 budget. The federal government touted the budget as being particularly family-oriented and as promoting gender equality and women’s participation in the workplace....more

Trump Seeks to Drown Clean Water Rule and Slash EPA’s Budget

by Williams Mullen on

Since the last edition of Environmental Notes, President Trump has taken two significant actions concerning the environment. First, he has begun the process to rescind or revise the Clean Water Rule, EPA’s regulation that...more

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News: March 2017

by Mintz Levin on

Our March edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights and features a list of upcoming energy industry events throughout the nation. If you enjoy learning about new technology as much as we...more

The Federal Funding Cut to the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Program will Have Potential Environmental and Economic Impacts

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In our previous post entitled “EPA’s Budget was Cut How Much? Making Sense of the White House’s ‘Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,’” we discussed the White House’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget outline for the...more

Trump's Proposed 2018 Budget Will Double FDA User Fees

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

During his speech last month to a joint session of Congress, President Trump called out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its “slow and burdensome approval process.” Those comments came on the heels of Trump’s...more

Health-Related Programs Face Deep Cuts In President Trump’s “Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”

On March 16, 2017, President Trump Administration released his first budget outline for the 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018). In an effort to “shrink the role of government,” the $1.1 trillion budget proposal calls for a $54...more

The Top 10 Government Contracting Compliance Headaches in 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In the government contracting industry, compliance related issues tend to take place. With administration and party changes, 2017 promises to offer additional complexities. Confusion amongst government contracting...more

2017 Federal Budget measures affecting the energy industry

by DLA Piper on

There are several measures in this year’s Canadian Federal Budget that directly affect the energy industry. This is a highlight of these proposed changes....more

Trump's Skinny EPA Budget Could Have Far-Reaching Impacts

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 “skinny” budget, if enacted, would severely impact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, reducing its budget by nearly a third and cutting 20 percent of its staff. Indeed, the...more

EPA’s Budget was Cut How Much? Making Sense of the White House’s “Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again"

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

On March 16, the White House released its proposed fiscal year 2018 budget outline entitled “A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” Fully realizing one of the President’s priorities—to ease the burden of Federal...more

Trump’s Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Underscore the Role of Next Generation Enforcement

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Proposal for dramatic reductions in EPA staff and budget could lead to uneven environmental enforcement as states, tribes and environmental groups fill the vacuum. Introduction - On March 16, Donald Trump’s...more

Trump’s Budget Proposal: Increased Spending for Health Care Fraud Enforcement

by Williams Mullen on

Last week, President Donald J. Trump released his first proposed budget. Amidst headline making cuts to agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Department of Agriculture and spending...more

Congress has Voted to Kill OSHA’s “Volks Rule – So What Does that Really Mean?

by Fisher Phillips on

If one listens to various Democrat and labor talking heads, you would think that Congress has rolled back 40 years of worker protections by passing a resolution killing the new OSHA rule, which permitted OSHA to cite...more

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