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Becker’s Washington Weekly: September 20, 2021

THE HOUSE As recess concludes, House lawmakers return to D.C. to consider measures to fund the government before it shuts down in 10 days. They are likely to pass a temporary stopgap spending measure until a permanent appropriations bill is passed sometime in December. Though language has not been released, House Democrats are also expected […]

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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: September 13, 2021

THE HOUSE This week, House Committees will markup their portions of congressional Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, which Members hope to pass by the end of September. Those Committees are: Agriculture, Energy & Commerce, Financial Services, Judiciary, Veterans’ Affairs, Homeland Security, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Ways & Means. Because Democrats can only afford to lose […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: September 6, 2021

THE HOUSE & THE SENATE There are a small number of hearings and markups this week, despite the ongoing congressional recess. The House Financial Services Committee will consider emergency rental assistance during the pandemic, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee will discuss the future of biomedicine. The Senate’s Special Committee on Aging […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: August 30, 2021

THE ADMINISTRATION The nation is reeling from the tragic deaths of 13 U.S. servicemembers and dozens of Afghans during an ISIS-K attack on Kabul’s Airport. In the wake of the bombing, President Biden authorized a counteroffensive that eliminated two ISIS-K members. He has also committed that his Administration would evacuate as many willing U.S. citizens, […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: August 23, 2021

THE HOUSE The House returns from its August recess this week to debate the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure package, and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The Democrat-only budget resolution sets a September 15th deadline for Senate and House committees to allocate $3.5 trillion among their areas of jurisdiction […]

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Becker & Enterprise Florida Discuss Benefits of $74M Job Growth Grant Fund

Becker Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson recently welcomed Florida Secretary of Commerce and Enterprise Florida President & CEO Jamal Sowell for an in-depth conversation about the purpose and impact of the state’s Job Growth Grant Fund. This economic development program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, is designed to promote public infrastructure projects and […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: August 9, 2021

THE SENATE The Senate moves closer to passing the $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure package this week. After a weekend of debate, 18 Senate Republicans joined all 50 Democratic Senators to limit further debate on the bill, indicating bipartisan support for the bill’s passage. During discussions, the Senate debated proposed amendments, one of the most notable […]

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Becker Shareholder Omar Franco Shares Q&A with CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky

Omar Franco, Becker shareholder and chair of the firm’s Federal Lobbying Team, recently attended a briefing of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky. “In an effort to dispel even the smallest portion of fear and misinformation that currently surrounds COVID-19 and its vaccination, it is necessary to only […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: August 2, 2021

THE SENATE Weeks after President Biden and a group of bipartisan senators announced agreement on a bipartisan infrastructure framework, final bill language will soon be voted upon. For weeks, a bipartisan group of Senators have worked to finalize the legislative text and the plan’s pay-fors. Now, after bill language is polished, the legislation will move […]

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