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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of October 26, 2020

The Elections That Will Determine Control of the Senate For the first time since 2014, control of what has been called the world’s greatest deliberative body – the United States Senate – feels truly up for grabs. The Senate of the current 116th Congress is comprised of 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats (though two are […]

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“Diversity & Inclusion in State Lobbying Just Makes Cents,” INFLUENCE Magazine

The lobbying world could potentially face one of the most challenging sessions in the history of the profession. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other victims of police shootings, the ongoing Black Lives Matters protests, and the passing of Congressman John Lewis and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have put a spotlight on the […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Named to The INFLUENCE 100 By Florida Politics Magazine

Becker is proud to celebrate Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson’s inclusion in the 2020 edition of INFLUENCE 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in Florida politics. Yolanda is an experienced Government Law attorney who has established a strong reputation in the community for her leadership and commitment to civic, charitable and professional organizations. She […]

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Becker Helps Secure the #1 Domestic Port Development Award For the Virginia Port Authority

Becker’s Government Relations team helped secured $20M+ in government funding for the Central Rail Yard (CRY) expansion project at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). The Port Infrastructure Development Grant will build on the investments already made across its two largest terminals, the NIT and Virginia International Gateway (VIG), to expand on-terminal rail capacity at NIT. The […]

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Becker’s Spotlight: Top 2020 House Races to Watch

  Top 2020 House Races to Watch After two years of unified Republican control of the White House and both chambers of Congress following the 2016 election, Democrats reclaimed a significant majority of the 435 voting seats in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. Republicans held an impressive 59-seat majority after the […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 29, 2020

The House The House formally returned to session today for the final legislative week before the November elections. There are a number of important hearings scheduled for this week: The Natural Resources Committee will hold both a markup and legislative hearing this week; The Oversight Committee is holding two days of hearings on prescription drug […]

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“Best Mentors: Yolanda Cash Jackson Has Inverse Ratio for Talking, Listening,” Daily Business Review

Yolanda Cash Jackson Title: Shareholder Firm: Becker & Poliakoff Name a secret ingredient or two for effective mentoring? My two secret ingredients are compassion and empathy. A good mentor will never forget what is was to be in the shoes of a mentee, and a good mentor should always offer advice for the mentee as if they were […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: House Passes Stopgap Measure to Avoid Shutdown

On Tuesday, the House passed a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 11 on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. It now awaits consideration in the Senate, where it is expected to pass in the next week before government funding runs out on October 1. Congress will attempt to finalize nearly $1.4 […]

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Updated Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance for State and Local Governments

On Monday, September 21, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released updated guidance in the form of an FAQ document (click here to view) regarding Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) reporting requirements for state and local governments receiving CRF funds. Certain changes made (see questions 63, 70-72) appear to directly address bipartisan concerns […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 14, 2020

THE HOUSE The House formally returns to session on Monday with a series of votes on a number of non-controversial bills in the evening. The pressure on House Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is increasing as negotiations on another coronavirus relief bill have stalled. Democratic Leadership has thus far been steadfast in their calls for […]

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