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Becker’s Washington Weekly: June 7, 2021

THE HOUSE The House is back from its Memorial Day recess. The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee will consider its INVEST in America Act this Wednesday. Committee Chairman Pete DeFazio (D-OR) has touted that the Bill largely aligns with President Biden’s original infrastructure proposal. The T&I Committee is one of five Congressional committees which […]

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Becker Spotlight: President Biden’s FY2022 Budget Request

President Biden released his $6 trillion budget proposal on May 28th, which calls for massive funding increases to address infrastructure modernization and climate change resiliency. It projects a $1.8 trillion deficit in the first year and at least a trillion-dollar deficit annually for the next decade. As a result of those deficits, the Administration projects […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: May 31, 2021

THE HOUSE A House special election for New Mexico’s 1st District will be held this week. Former Rep. Deb Haaland vacated her seat to become President Biden’s Interior secretary. The seat will likely remain Democratic, adding one more vote to the Democrats’ slim majority in the House. The House began its Memorial Day Recess and […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: May 24, 2021

THE HOUSE Last week, the House passed a bill to create an independent, bipartisan commission charged with investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. 35 House Republicans voted to pass the bill, ignoring opposition from House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Despite President Joe Biden’s call on […]

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Becker Scores Victory for Client RAINN in Passage of Bill Establishing Sexual Assault Response Teams

Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, is pleased to announce it helped secure the passage of HB 1189 on behalf of our client, Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). The bill establishes Sexual Assault Response Teams that provide a coordinated response to […]

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Becker Helps Navigate Critical Bills that Empower Local Communities to Combat Rising Sea Level

Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, helped secure the passage of legislation that will provide more than $100 million every year to help communities combat the effects of rising sea levels across Florida. Action items included in the bills are: creating a Resilient […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: May 17, 2021

THE HOUSE Last week, the House Republican Conference removed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership post. Rep. Cheney was replaced by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). This week, the House is expected to establish a commission on the January 6 attack on the Capitol and to vote on a supplemental spending bill for U.S. Capitol […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: May 10, 2021

THE HOUSE Republican members are poised to remove Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her conference leadership position and replace her with Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Some see this as retribution against Cheney for her outspoken criticism of former President Trump’s role in the violent January 6 attack of the Capitol and her subsequent vote to impeach the […]

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Becker Named Top-Performing Lobbying Firm by Bloomberg Government for Second Year

Becker is proud to announce that the firm, once again, has been named to Bloomberg Government’s list of Top-Performing Lobbying Firms. Lobbying hit an all-time high in 2020, emphasizing the importance of the influence industry during the economic uncertainty created by the global pandemic. Out of the 2,095 registered lobbying firms that filed Lobbying Disclosure […]

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BECKER UPDATE: 2021 Florida Legislative Session Wrap Up, Week #9

HEADLINES Sine Die. The Florida Legislature adjourned on Friday, April 30th around 2:40 pm. The 2021 regular session presented some extraordinary challenges to all who participated in the legislative process. As this COVID-19 Session comes to an end, the following business was conducted: 3,140 Bills and Proposed Committee Bills (PCBs) filed 2,632 Amendments filed 3,788 […]

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