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CMS Urged To Reverse Obama-Era Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy

A bipartisan congressional effort is underway to convince CMS to reverse its biosimilar reimbursement policy implemented under the Obama administration. We discussed the current reimbursement policy in a March 2016 blog post...more

A Spring Cheat Sheet to Congressional Health Care Policy

Welcome back, friends. While the next stretch likely won’t have the drama of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), there will be plenty happening. There are deadlines that require decisive action on behalf of stakeholders and...more

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

As the Trump presidency completes its first 10 weeks, the administration is celebrating big wins on the regulatory reform front while nursing some wounds from a major defeat on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable...more

Public health, preventive care programs may take billion-dollar hit

When it comes to the nation’s health, the Trump Administration and the GOP-dominated Congress seem determined to prove they know how to do penny-wise and pound-foolish. They’re amply demonstrating this with proposed slashes...more

Signs that OSHA Priorities are Shifting Under the Trump Administration?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

There are new developments related to OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule and the Volks Rule. As a reminder, the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule requires certain employers to electronically file their OSHA recordkeeping data...more

Plan to Trump Obama Administration Regulations of Employers Already Underway

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

As the 115th Congress begins its term, certain regulations that went into effect during the Obama Administration are under fire due to an obscure rule. Congress passed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) in 1996 to block...more

Congress Acts to Rescind the Already-Enjoined Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulation and Other Last-Minute Obama Administration...

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On February 2 the House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 37, which would nullify the Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces rule issued on August 25, 2016. If the identical pending joint resolution is passed by the...more

[Webinar] What to Expect in Trump's First 100 Days - January 18th, 11:00am ET

by BakerHostetler on

After years of gridlock, Congress is poised to unleash a flurry of legislative activity early in 2017. The agenda is jam-packed as the Republican-led Congress targets major changes to the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank,...more

Trump Wins; Pruitt Nominated for EPA Administrator – What’s Next for Environmental Regulation?

by Williams Mullen on

There’s a new sheriff in town. Donald Trump’s election as President is likely to lead to significant changes in environmental regulation for American businesses. Some changes can (and will) take place very quickly, with the...more

The Potential Impact Of The Congressional Review Act On New Employment Regulations In Light Of The Recent Election

The Obama administration has finalized a number of employment-related regulations over the past few months, including rules on overtime, worker benefits, paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, and union...more

If Obamacare’s Days are Numbered, What’s Next? Trumpcare.

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Affordable Care Act has withstood 62 repeal attempts by the House of Representatives and several challenges brought to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, with Donald Trump as President and a new Republican-led House and...more

The Washington Report

by Baker Donelson on

In Washington, the Government Relations and Public Policy Group focuses on serving our clients by helping to design and implement government relations and public policy strategies. As part of that effort, we have launched a...more

Washington, D.C. Update – June 2016

by Baker Donelson on

With the national party conventions less than eight weeks away, the House and Senate continue to push forward on Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) appropriations legislation (despite possible floor obstacles detailed below) and other...more

Washington Outlook for 2016

by Mintz Levin on

Welcome to 2016 and our annual look at what’s in store for the United States Congress in the coming year. Here you will find a preview of the US legislative agenda as well as a look at the Obama Administration’s regulatory...more

Health Care Update - July 2015 #2

Congress Slowly Works on Budget Reconciliation; ACA Reform Proposals Still Up in the Air - The FY 2016 budget resolution, which was agreed to by Congress this past April, included broad reconciliation instructions...more

Food Labeling, Food Safety & Nutrition - July 2015

The Obama Administration’s robust use of executive authority on issues related to food labeling, food safety, and nutrition continue to position these issues as a priority for the remainder of the President’s term in office....more

Energy & Environment Update - July 2015 #2

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate - Congress - Administration - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of Treasury - Environmental Protection Agency -...more

Developments on the EB5 Program: the Administration, House and Senate Weigh In

by Akerman LLP on

The Regional Center part of the EB-5 immigrant investor program is set to sunset on September 30, 2015. Recent actions by the Obama Administration, the Senate and the House demonstrate this program now has significant...more

Unusual Bipartisanship Makes New Free Trade Agreements More Likely

Major new free trade agreements are on the horizon. For the past several years, the Obama Administration has been negotiating two new major free trade agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic...more

White House Big Data Working Group Claims “Significant Progress” On Executive Branch Privacy Initiatives, But Blames Congress and...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On February 5 the White House big data and privacy working group released an “Interim Progress Report” (hereinafter “the Interim Report”) summarizing its “progress in furthering the majority of the recommendations made” in...more

Energy & Environment Update - Februaryy 2015

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Environmental Protection Agency - Federal Energy...more

Déjà Vu All Over Again? Tax Reform in the 114th Congress

by K&L Gates LLP on

As we begin a new year and a new Congress, key players from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other are on board for tax reform. President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate...more

Washington Outlook for 2015

by Mintz Levin on

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

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - January 2015

In This Edition: - Leaders in the News - Event Highlights - Innovator Profile - Washington Update - Energy Navigator - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Leaders in the News: We are thrilled to...more

ML Strategies Energy and Environment Update: Week of 1/13/2015

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - The 114th Congress and the final two years of the Obama Administration include a full energy and environment agenda....more

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