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2022 Legislative Session is Underway

The Florida Bar’s Condominium Law and Policy Life Safety Advisory Task Force issued a comprehensive report on October 12, 2021. It was anticipated that many of the Task Force’s recommendations would be taken up as proposed bills by Florida legislators. The Florida 2022 Legislative Session commenced on January 11 and is expected to wrap up […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of January 17, 2022

The Senate This week, Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will begin debating voting rights legislation in the Senate as Democrats continue to push their legislative agenda. The chamber will begin with the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act after they passed the House, though its prospects in the Senate are […]

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Becker’s State Lobbying Update: Week 1, January 10-14, 2022

HEADLINES Opening Day – Tuesday, January 11, 2022, marked the opening day of the 2022 Legislative Session. President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls addressed both chambers with a common theme: Keep Florida free. This theme aligns with Governor DeSantis who also presented his State of the State address to both chambers. While he […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of January 10, 2022

The Administration President Biden will give his first State of the Union Address on March 1 after accepting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation. Additionally, President Biden is pivoting congressional Democrats’ agenda towards passing voting rights legislation to counteract state legislatures’ recent rollback of ballot access. Democrats are hoping to either convince Republicans to join them […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of January 3, 2022

Happy 2022! The Administration and the Senate The Biden Administration hopes to continue progress towards passing the Build Back Better Act (BBB) this year after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) shockingly announced his opposition to the measure in the twilight of 2021. The Administration and Congress will likely either continue negotiations to further scale back the […]

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Becker Launches Interdisciplinary Sea Level Rise Advisory Team to Serve Florida’s Coastal Residents

As one of the first law firms in Florida to address the legal issues stemming from sea level rise, Becker is excited to announce its interdisciplinary Sea Level Rise Advisory Team which includes experienced and knowledgeable lawyers ready to assist our clients in preparing for the future. Our multifaceted team is comprised of specialists at […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of December 20, 2021

The Build Back Better Act Yesterday, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered a fatal blow to the Build Back Better Act (BBB) when he announced he will not vote for it, shocking the White House which was in ongoing negotiations with him. The Act is a budgetary reconciliation bill encompassing many of President Biden’s and Democrats’ […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of December 13, 2021

Finishing 2021’s To-Do List Lawmakers in both houses will vote to raise the debt limit past the 2022 midterms, just as Treasury Secretary Yellen warned the U.S. could breach its current limit and default as soon as this week. Senate Republicans backed a one-time bill to suspend the filibuster’s 60-vote hurdle to fast-track extending the […]

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