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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

The CFPB’s Proposed Policy on No-Action Letters and Product Sandbox

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The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) proposed Policy on No-Action Letters and the CFPB Product Sandbox concluded on February 11. As anticipated, the proposal received extensive...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Top Ten Tips When Facing a Congressional Investigation

This may be a question that no CEO or GC wants to have to ask. But with a new Congress just sworn in, companies, organizations and individuals everywhere can expect to begin receiving letters—or subpoenas—from the various...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Former OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab Is Appointed To Congressional Committee To Provide OSHA Oversight

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Jordan Barab, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of OSHA, announced on his blog this week that he would “start full time work at the Education and Labor Committee in the House of Representatives” to provide...more

King & Spalding

House Committees Hold Hearings to Protect the Affordable Care Act

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Last week, three House Committees held hearings about protecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), receiving testimony from patient advocates, researchers, and ACA supporters. Members of both parties supported preserving...more

Dentons

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update

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Our February edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of January....more

Dentons

Congress focuses on climate change

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Last week saw significant congressional attention on climate change, including the first House climate hearings in more than eight years and the release of a “Green New Deal” resolution by progressive Democrats. With the...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

US NOPEC Developments: Update for National Oil Companies

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On Thursday, 7th February, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Producing and Exporting Cartels Act 2019 (NOPEC), potentially setting up a vote by the full House. NOPEC was followed by...more

Davis Brown Law Firm

2019 Legislative Report - Week Four

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This week, hundreds of bills were introduced and many were acted upon. There has been an uptick in the pace at which bills are being assigned and advancing through the subcommittee and committee process, which has resulted in...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Beltway Buzz - February 2019 #2

Pearce Withdraws. The Buzz has written extensively about the end of former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Mark Gaston Pearce’s term in August 2018, his subsequent renomination just days letter, and the...more

K&L Gates LLP

Congressional Investigations: Congressional Investigations Are The Big Time

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The Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives and have promised an aggressive agenda of investigations and oversight. Although their majority is slim, Democrats now chair committees, determine which...more

K&L Gates LLP

Congressional Investigations: Congressional Investigations Are Political Events

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The Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives and have promised an aggressive agenda of investigations and oversight. Although their majority is slim, Democrats now chair committees, determine which...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

The Payday Rule and the CFPB’s New Lenses

On February 6, 2019, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) released a proposal to rescind the payday rule’s requirements that lenders conduct a comprehensive assessment of borrowers’ ability to repay...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Taxation & Representation, February 2019

MEET THE MEMBERS - Now just over a month into the 116th Congress, the tax writing committees have been formally announced, and we at Brownstein want to introduce you to all of the new faces. This week, we feature new House...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

IRS Notice Offers Good News for State Colleges and Universities (at Least for Now)

In January 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2019-09, which provides interim guidance for Section 4960 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a reminder, Section 4960 imposes an excise tax of 21 percent...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Maryland bill proposes digital goods tax

The Maryland House of Delegates is considering legislation (House Bill 426) that would impose sales and use tax on digital products and sales tax on digital codes. If signed into law, Maryland would begin taxing digital...more

WilmerHale

Congressional Investigations: What the Energy Sector Should Do to Prepare

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This is the inaugural issue of WilmerHale’s 10-in-10 Hot Topics in Energy Series. Over the next 10 weeks, our attorneys will share insights on current and emerging issues affecting the US energy sector....more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Taxation & Representation, January 2019 #4

MEET THE MEMBERS - Welcome to the next installment of Meet the Members, where we take a look at the House Ways and Means newbies. In this week’s trio, we meet Reps. Ron Estes (R-KS), Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Jimmy Panetta...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Skadden's 2019 Insights: Preparing for Democratic Oversight Investigations

Following eight years of Republican majorities in Congress, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in January 2019, thereby regaining the ability to control committee and subcommittee agendas, hold hearings...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Fintech in Brief: Ranking Member McHenry Calls for House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Financial Innovation

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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, recently requested in a January 22, 2019 letter to Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Financial Services...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Taxation & Representation, January 2019 #3

MEET THE MEMBERS - As we approach the third week of the new session, the tax writing committees have been formally announced, and we at Brownstein want to introduce you to all of the new faces. This week, we feature new...more

Goodwin

Oversight Committee Launches “Sweeping Drug Price Investigation” Regarding Biologics

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On Jan. 14, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued a press release that his office had sent letters to 12 drug companies seeking “detailed information and documents about the...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Fintech In Brief: Chairwoman Waters Outlines House Financial Services Committee’s Agenda: Priorities Include Financial Innovation

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On January 16, 2019, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, outlined her priorities during her first policy speech in the 116th Congress. In her remarks, she indicated the...more

Dentons

2019 Financial Services Policy Outlook

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2019 will bring many changes that will impact how financial services issues are considered, including new leadership at the House Financial Services Committee, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal...more

Dentons

2019 Education Policy Outlook

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House - Few committees in the House will have a more significant change in point of view than the House Committee on Education and Workforce. During the 115th Congress, the committee has been chaired by Congresswoman...more

McDermott Will & Emery

US House of Representatives Rules Change Will See Corporate Clients Being Deposed Under Oath

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The US House of Representatives adopted H. Res. 6 on January 9, 2019, setting forth the rules for the conduct of House business in the 116th Congress. H. Res. 6 dramatically expands committees’ investigative power by—in a...more

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