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Washington D.C. Update: President Biden’s Racial Equity & Diversity Plan

In his inaugural address, President Biden called for an end to partisan rancor saying “politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in his path. Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war.” One of President Biden’s top priorities is achieving equity and an end to systemic racism through his […]

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Washington, D.C. Update: President Biden’s First Term Plans

While many of President Biden’s plans can be accomplished through executive orders, those requiring congressional approval will be met with slim Democratic majorities. Below are his current goals: Climate & Energy Ban new oil and gas permits on public land and water. Rejoin the Paris Climate Accords. End the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Make the […]

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Nick Matthews: INFLUENCE Magazine Spotlight

Significant other? Children? Grandkids? My amazing wife, Barbara In 25 words or less, explain what you do. I help businesses and other organizations navigate government. Government is too complex for someone to be an expert in their business or industry AND government. Without using the words Democrat, Independent or Republican, conservative or liberal, describe your […]

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Becker Federal Lobbying Team Welcomes Newest Client, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, announced its representation of Hennepin County, Minnesota, and its subsidiary corporation, Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., in Washington, DC, before Congress, the White House and with various federal agencies, beginning January 1, 2021. With over 1.2 million residents, […]

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INFLUENCE Magazine Names Derek Silver A Rising Star in Florida Politics

In the last few months of the 2018 race for Governor, with polls showing even support for Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum, the DeSantis team continued trying to reach roughly 630,000 Jewish Floridians, who tended to vote for Democrats. In August, the campaign hired Derek Silver, who was entering his last year at Florida State […]

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Becker Attorney & Former State Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole Praises Florida’s Approach to Environmental Permitting

Florida has become the first state in more than two decades to assume delegation of the federal permitting program to regulate the discharge of dredged or filled material into wetlands and other waters of the United States, commonly known as the 404 Program. Florida is now one of three states with delegated authority from the […]

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IN THE MEDIA: Katie Edwards-Walpole

Over the course of her career as a government official and practicing attorney, Katie Edwards-Walpole has not shied away from addressing many issues facing Floridians. Below is a collection of her insights into issues regarding beach access, medical marijuana, juvenile offenders in adult court, and more. BEACH ACCESS “Beachfront Property Owners Deserve Rights. That’s Why […]

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Washington, D.C. Update: Key Provisions of Emergency COVID Relief Act of 2020

Monday afternoon, the bipartisan Senate group leading the latest round of discussions on coronavirus relief legislation finally released bill text in a last-ditch effort to attach it to an omnibus spending package. As previously reported, the group decided to release two different bills, deferring to Congressional leadership on the final decision. One bill contains the […]

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