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Becker Organizes Washington, D.C. Advocacy Days for Hispanic National Bar Association

Becker’s Federal Lobbying team recently organized one of the first large-scale White House meetings (post-COVID restrictions) for client, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). The HNBA, which is the leading national voice of the Hispanic Legal Community, held its annual Washington, D.C. Advocacy Days in late May. The Becker team, including Bert Gómez, Alfonso Lopez, […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 20, 2022

The Administration President Biden is slowly reviving talks with congressional Democrats to advance his stalled Build Back Better agenda and rein in inflation. The package, which is rumored to be announced this week, could include measures that can pass a party-line vote in the 50-50 Senate such as insulin price controls, diverse energy investments, and […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 13, 2022

The House: The House has a busy week ahead with a number of hearings, markups, and floor votes scheduled. First, six of the 12 House appropriation subcommittees will mark up their respective annual funding bills. These subcommittees include Defense, Legislative Branch, Military Construction-VA, Agriculture-FDA, Homeland Security, and Financial Services. The chamber will also take up […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 6, 2022

The Administration: President Biden enters this week with a better-than-expected jobs report for the month of May that details a 390,000 increase in non-farm payrolls and a steady 3.6% unemployment rate. However, the Administration is continuing to address rising inflation due to supply chain backlogs and other setbacks caused by the pandemic that have caused […]

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Client Alert: Special Civil Part Jurisdictional Limit Increased to $20K Effective July 1

Board Members and managers should be pleased to know that the New Jersey Court Rules have been updated which will make litigation against delinquent owners easier and less expensive. On May 11, 2022, the New Jersey Supreme Court approved an increase in the jurisdictional limit for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Special […]

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CALL ALERT: New Tree Removal Law Goes Into Effect July 1st

Governor DeSantis signed SB 518 into law  May 18.  The bill further amends Section 163.045, F.S. to provide that a local government may not require a notice, application, approval, permit, fee, or mitigation for the pruning, trimming, or removal of a tree on a residential property if the property owner has documentation from an arborist or landscape architect […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of May 23, 2022

The Administration President Biden is in Tokyo today meeting with Japanese leaders as part of his first Asia visit as President. He began that visit in Seoul last week, where he signed a $40 billion Ukrainian aid bill that provides both military and humanitarian aid to the country in the midst of the Russian invasion. […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of May 16, 2022

The Senate Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) was hospitalized this weekend after suffering a stroke. Because the Chamber is divided 50-50, his absence could disrupt key Senate votes this week including one on a $40 billion Ukrainian aid bill which Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked last week. The Senate will conduct several hearings this week: […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of May 9, 2022

The Administration This week, President Biden will sign S.3522 to expand the President’s lend-lease agreement authority to expedite the delivery of weapons to Ukraine and allies. The President is also pushing Congress to consider his request for an additional $33 billion in emergency funding for Ukraine, as the already authorized $13.6 billion in Ukrainian aid […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of May 2, 2022

The Senate Senators will continue to hold hearings related to the President’s budget request this week, as the House will begin work on developing FY 2023 appropriations bills when they return from a weeklong recess. The Senate will also consider the House-passed China competition bill this week. The Senate will also host numerous hearings this week: The Senate Commerce, Science, […]

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