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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of November 18, 2019

THE HOUSE The House returns Monday evening when they are expected to consider a number of bills under suspension of the rules including a reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act and legislation which would require publicly traded companies to disclose the race, ethnicity, and gender of board members and executives. Additionally, this is a […]

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Anthony Bedell, Deputy Asst. Secretary for Congressional Affairs, Dept. of Transportation, Joins Becker’s Federal Lobbying Team in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019 — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, today announced that Anthony Bedell has joined the firm as a Senior Corporate and Government Relations Director in its Federal Lobbying Practice based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Bedell most recently served […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of October 21, 2019

THE HOUSE The House returns to session Monday evening with a full agenda for a shortened week. Votes on Thursday have been cancelled following the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Cummings will lie in state in the Capitol on Thursday. Following a ceremony for family and Members of Congress, the public will be permitted to […]

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“Uber, Lyft No-Show Sparks House Panel Talk Of New Regs,” Law360

Uber and Lyft skipped out on a hearing this week before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee panel, which has resulted in heightened scrutiny over the ride-hailing industry’s regulatory oversight. Business Litigation Shareholder Mark Stempler, who previously represented a Broward taxicab company in a regulatory dispute with Uber, commented on the issue: “There’s no one […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of October 14, 2019

THE HOUSE The House returns from a two-week break today with a number of bills under consideration for this week. Amid the ongoing trade dispute with China and the recent controversy that has directed public scrutiny towards the National Basketball Association’s relationship with the Chinese government, the House will take up a package of China-related […]

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“Personnel Note: Alejandro Alamo — Former Aide to Jeanette Núñez — Joins Becker,” Florida Politics

Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices across the East Coast, today announced that Alejandro Alamo has joined the firm as a Government Relations Consultant in its Government Law and Lobbying practice. He was a Legislative Assistant to then-state Rep. Jeanette M. Núñez, now the state’s Lieutenant Governor. “I’m thrilled to be joining Becker […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 23, 2019

THE HOUSE The House is back in session on Tuesday this week. While the House accomplished a great deal of its most pressing work last week in passing a Continuing Resolution aimed at avoiding another government shutdown at the end of the month and giving Congress breathing room as it works to pass spending bills […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 16, 2019

  THE HOUSE The House is back in session this week beginning on Tuesday as Congress continues work to avoid another government shutdown. The House is expected to begin work on a stopgap funding bill that would extend current government funding past the October 1st deadline in order to give lawmakers more time to work […]

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Becker’s Spotlight: Fall Appropriations Outlook

  Fall Appropriations Outlook With the 2020 Fiscal Year beginning October 1st, Congress has less than three weeks to pass legislation to avoid another government shutdown. While Congressional Leadership from both parties have struck an optimistic chord on avoiding a shutdown, it is almost certain that a Continuing Resolution will be required in order to […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of September 9, 2019

  THE HOUSE The House returns this week from its six-week summer recess with a busy agenda. Monday evening, the House is expected to vote on a series of energy bills, including some that would block oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and the eastern Gulf […]

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