Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
As Sequestration Causes Push for Unrequited Patriotism, Government Contractors Should Just Say No
Kevin Kelly on Sequestration
Alan Chvotkin on Sequestration
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
John Corey, Founding Partner of Greentarget, interviews Jeffrey De Boer, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Real Estate Roundtable, on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate....more
When the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Jacqueline A. Berrien, and EEOC Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic sat down for an informal conversation regarding workplace diversity during the...more
On April 10, 2013, President Obama released his proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget of the U.S. Government. The budget calls for an increase in funding for the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), which has faced budget cuts in...more
On March 26, 2013, President Obama signed the Continuing Resolution, which will fund government operations through the end of Fiscal Year 2013 or September 30. While this may assuage some of the uncertainty of...more
At the recent ABA Dispute Resolution Section conference in Chicago a panel that included myself, Debbie Masucci, past president of the DR section; India Johnson, CEO of AAA; and Dale Matschullat of Schiff Hardin, discussed...more
Pursuant to the Budget Control Act of 2011, sequestration is the process by which automatic across-the-board spending cuts are being imposed on government programs. Because Congress was unable to reach an agreement by its...more
In This Issue:
- General Legislative
- Agriculture & Food
- Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration
- Financial Services
In this issue:
- Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising
- NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework
- NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing...more
There continues to be significant public discord amongst the Commissioners at the CFTC.
According to Commissioner Scott O’Malia “Given the vast deficit spending challenges this country is facing, I do not believe it is...more
Two wins in the Eighth Circuit - nice. Other than that, it's a whole lot of resentencing news.
In news related to last week's short wins post, though, where I lamented that Assistant Federal Public Defenders will be...more
March 2013 On March 1, 2013, $85 Billion in automatic reductions in federal spending occurred as mandated by federal law. The automatic budget cuts are known in the parlance of the Beltway as “sequestration.” For issuers of...more
As the federal government scrambles to cut burgeoning health care costs, yet increase health care coverage to the uninsured or underinsured, the paradox of expansion, on the one hand, yet constriction, on the other, has...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Members rushed out of town at the end of last week for a two-week...more
On March 1, 2013, President Obama signed the order directing “sequestration” to go into effect. As has been repeated constantly leading up to sequestration, $85 billion will now be cut from the federal government’s budget...more
To avoid governmental shutdown, the House and Senate are committed to passing a second continuing resolution (H.R. 933) before the current one expires on March 27. The new continuing resolution (CR) is expected to provide...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News – Budgets and the Continuing Resolution (CR); Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other...more
On Friday, March 15, USCIS announced how it plans to process FY 2014 H-1B cap filings. In the USCIS press release, USCIS indicated that it was preparing for the likelihood that the H-1B cap may be reached during the April 1 –...more
As Republicans and Democrats conitnue to bicker over how much to spend or not spend on Medicare, Medicaid is receivingly alarmingly little attention—attention it desperately needs. As our guest on LXBN TV explains the program...more
Many federal contractors and subcontractors are in store for a bumpy ride. On March 1, 2013, sequestration went into effect, requiring the federal government to cancel $85 billion in budgetary resources between now and...more
Automatic spending cuts caused by “sequestration” went into effect on March 1, 2013, after the federal Government could not avoid or further delay sequestration as Congress and the President had agreed during January of 2013....more
With much of the current news cycle discussing mandatory federal budget cuts known as the "sequester," one may tend to forget that Congress narrowly averted the country's fall over the "fiscal cliff " by enacting the American...more
Pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, on March 1, 2013, the President issued the sequestration order which requires automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") as the result of Congress' failure to...more
According to published reports, the Department of State (“DOS”) has warned that sequestration-related spending cuts could result in “major setbacks” for visa processing and travel screening delays at ports of entry.
Continued budget cuts likely will trigger construction issues and disputes in the coming months and years. As a result, contractors should take precautions on federally funded construction projects.
On March 6, the House passed H.R. 933, a resolution that continues government spending past March 27, when the current continuing resolution expires. The proposed measure provides funding through the end of the fiscal year in...more
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