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Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 4, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Senate Republicans continue to disagree over unemployment benefits amid a recession.  Forty million Americans are unemployed and the $600 additional weekly benefit expires at the end of next month.  Some argue

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 26, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington The House will be in session on Wednesday and Thursday and is expected to vote on two bills dealing with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) giving small businesses more flexibility in

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 21, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington A bipartisan group of Senators have agreed on legislation expanding the loan forgiveness period for the Paycheck Protection Program. The “Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act” would allow borrowers 16 weeks to

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 13, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: As we reported yesterday, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion “Phase 4” coronavirus stimulus package, H.R. 6800, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the “The Heroes Act.”  The

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 12, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: House Democrats today unveiled the text of their massive $3 trillion “Phase 4” coronavirus stimulus package.  H.R. 6800, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the “The Heroes Act.”

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 11, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The House schedule is still up in the air and there is no new information on when Democrats will release their draft of the new coronavirus stimulus legislation.  Members have been advised

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 8, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, has tested positive for coronavirus.  This is the second case of White House staff testing positive since yesterday.  Miller is married to White House

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 7, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: One of President Trump’s personal valets provided by the U.S Navy has tested positive for coronavirus.  The valet works close to President Trump and the first family.  The President and Vice President

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 6, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington:  Health experts are saying that the outbreak is not over, new estimates suggest that infection rates may rise sharply as businesses reopen.  Over 70,000 people have died in the U.S. due to

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 5, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that the administration is winding down and disbanding the White House Coronavirus Task Force around the end of the month.  Officials say that key

Legislative and Regulatory Update on Federal Supply Chain Risk Management

The U.S. Government is renewing its focus on mitigating technological risks by regulating the supply chain for various goods and services. To achieve these goals, Congress and agencies have introduced, and in some cases enacted, legislation and regulations that direct agencies to identify, assess, and mitigate supply chain risks generally as well as prohibit agencies

Border Adjustability Tax in Peril?

The future of the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) proposal, a critical element of the House Republican tax reform plan, is in doubt after signs of Republican opposition in the Senate emerged last week. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) became the most prominent Republican to overtly criticize the BAT, expressed in a Dear Colleague letter to his

Congress Agrees on Six-Year Reauthorization of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)

After failing to pass a TRIA reauthorization during the lame duck session last Congress, on January 7, 2015, the House passed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, by a vote of 416-5. Shortly after on January 8, 2015, the Senate passed H.R. 26 by a 93-4 vote. Upon the President’s signature, TRIA will be reauthorized until December 31, 2020.

114th Congress Outlook

Twenty years ago, two years after the first inauguration of President Clinton, Republicans took control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1953. Despite significant disagreements between Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress, that period of 1995 through 2000 was a relatively productive one for the U.S. Congress, producing welfare reform, several tax bills, a balanced budget agreement, significant telecommunications legislation, and many other laws.

Winnik Forum: Drafting Legislation for the Internet of Things

One of the challenges facing regulators as they craft rules to govern the Internet of Things is that traditional industry silos that were the basis for past legislation may no longer apply.  As part of the 2014 Winnik Forum, Hogan Lovells’ partners Michele Farquhar and Trey Hanbury joined two senior staff members from the U.S.

Compromise Legislative Proposal on Regulation of Compounding Pharmacies Released

Last evening, House and Senate staff released a new legislative proposal that reflects their negotiated agreement on how to clarify the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to regulate compounding pharmacies. The legislation will resolve the 1st Amendment and severability issues relating to section 503A of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.  These issues have