WASHINGTON —Bipartisan government affairs firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas today announced that long-time Congressional committee staff director, Steve Cote, is joining their team. “Steve understands how to get things done,” founding partner Bruce Mehlman said. “His knowledge of policy,
‘Where Am I?’: Black Staffers Describe Hurdles of Working on Capitol Hill Before she studied congressional staffers, LaShonda Brenson considered becoming one of them. In college, she interned for a member of the Congressional Black Caucus but quickly realized the
Obamacare Veteran Brooks-LaSure Named to Lead Medicare Agency President Joe Biden has chosen Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to run his Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, tasking the experienced health policy staffer with expanding the Affordable Care Act and rolling back Trump-era
The Questions About Race and Economics the Senate Should Ask Biden’s Nominees Paul Thornell and David Clunie To the Members of the United States Senate: As Senate hearings commence this week to consider the nominations of Biden-Harris designees for economic
Lobbyists Anticipating Compromise From Narrowly Divided Congress By Megan R. Wilson | January 11, 2021 1:58PM ET Lobbyists are preparing for a rush of activity once President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated and are optimistic that the narrowly divided Congress will
The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2020: Hired Guns 2020 was a chaotic year for K Street, with the coronavirus pandemic and lobbying battles for COVID-19 relief legislation consuming much of the year. The presidential and congressional elections also kept lobbyists busy
Today the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics (NILE) announced its 2020 Top Lobbyists awards. We set out on a mission to create a yearly Top Lobbyist list that was created BY the profession FOR the profession. A list that
Biden Needs a Diverse Administration. How to Make It Happen. Paul Thornell and Cristina Antelo Dear President-elect Biden: We commend you for pledging to make diversity a priority in your Cabinet and senior appointments. You will need people of color
One week after the upcoming Presidential election, the Supreme Court will rule on Texas vs. Azar, a case that could determine whether or not the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. In general, experts say this particular case against the ACA
California’s Democratic senators forged their political brands during high-profile Supreme Court confirmation hearings like the one to be held next week with Judge Amy Coney Barrett. But as they prepare to quiz President Trump’s third nominee to the bench just
Lobbying groups are actively trying to figure out what a first hundred days of a Biden administration might look like. With Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ahead in the polls and Democrats with a shot of taking the Senate and
ith a political maelstrom growing over replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, California’s two senators will not only be major figures in the immediate confirmation fight — their approach to it will also signal Democrats’
For more than 10 years, Bruce Mehlman, a founder of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, has been putting together quarterly slide decks and freely distributing them to clients, fellow lobbyists, the media and others looking for insider insight in D.C.
Diverse Business Leaders Wanted for a Biden White House Paul Thornell, Mark Hanis and Nicole Venable Should Joe Biden win the presidency, he will potentially make history with the first woman running mate becoming vice president. He can also pick
Diversity Needed in CARES Act Commission Paul Thornell, Robert Raben, and Mark Hanis Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is expected to unveil a fourth installment of pandemic relief when the Senate returns the week of July 20, launching talks
Unemployment, the most politically sensitive of economic indicators, has rocketed upward because of the coronavirus and is certain to still be at historic highs by Election Day. Over the last 15 times a sitting president has sought re-election, only three
Here are your Lobbying Disclosure Act revenue rankings for the first quarter of 2020.
Bruce Mehlman discusses the cornoavirus with Mark McKinnon on The Circus: Inside The Craziest Political Campaign On Earth.
“Smart business leaders are putting strategies in place to get their policy priorities included,” added Helen Tolar, a principal at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas.” Source: The Hill
The lobbying firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas has named four new partners: Elise Pickering, Sage Eastman, Lauren Aronson, and Mike Robinson. Aronson is a Democrat, while the other three are Republicans. They’ll join the four partners whose names make
Meet the 34 DC Healthcare Power Players Who Shape the Rules for a $3.5 Trillion Industry that Touches Every American
Dean Rosen has more than 20 years of experience advancing health policy initiatives on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. He is a partner at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, where he advises a wide array of healthcare clients.
“Two decades of hyper-globalization ended as citizens around the world woke up to a new world that they fear is screwing them,” Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas tells me, introducing his new deck, “De-global.” Source: Axios
So far, at least 20 U.S. House Republicans have chosen choosing not to run for reelection in 2020. Many of them are in districts House Democrats have targeted for the last few months. This comes as the GOP looks to
Today on the the Lobbying Show we sit down with Dean Rosen. A partner at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, Dean is one of Washington’s foremost experts on America’s complex health care system—and a master of both the politics and
Analysts on both sides expect concerns about health costs and health law to play a large role again in 2020. For Republicans, “the risk of doing nothing potentially leaves no port in a storm if the ACA is overturned legally,”
“When you have a chairman and a ranking member that have worked together on a bipartisan package in the committee of jurisdiction, it always gives more weight to the product,” said Dean Rosen a former Republican senior health adviser and
Capitalism versus Socialism. President Trump is testing out a 2020 campaign strategy against the Democrats. Republican strategist Bruce Mehlman returns to talk about which economic message voters may respond to at the polls.
President Trump’s latest actions on trade have roiled Washington and global markets but are proving to be a boon for K Street. Lobbyists who specialize in trade have been busy since Trump came into office, and the intensifying turmoil has
Mozelle Thompson, former advisor to Facebook and former FTC commissioner, and Bruce Mehlman, tech advisor and founding partner of Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas, join “Squawk Alley” to discuss the impact of antitrust probes on the markets.
President Trump wants to make the 2020 election about socialism, but Democrats are having a debate about capitalism and how to make sure it provides broadly shared prosperity and economic mobility.
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In a year already marked by a wide variety of congressional health care legislation, Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Thursday released the details of a plan they hope will help bring down health costs and eliminate
Bruce Mehlman returns to discuss his latest slideshow presentation: The Roaring 2020s: The Coming Decade of Disruption & Reform.
Chris Frates talks to Bruce Mehlman, a Republican strategist and former assistant secretary of commerce under President George W. Bush. Mehlman lays out his argument for the role of capitalism shaping U.S. economic policy and technological innovation in the coming
Americans are placing less and less trust in traditional institutions. According to Gallup, that trust has been waning for at least the past 20 years. And that means rising political stars don’t need the blessing of the establishment to win
Software may be eating the world, as the technology investor Marc Andreessen famously said, “but the world is starting to bite back,” says Bruce Mehlman, a lobbyist in Washington.
Sage Eastman of Mehlman Castagnetti, a former longtime Republican aide on the Ways and Means Committee, said, “People were voting in 2018, so you party with bigger paychecks in 2018 and risk the hangover in 2019 and hope it wears
Bruce Mehlman appears on Fox News Business to discuss why the state of our union is better than you think.
President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night to Congress and the nation. It’s his first major speech as the 2020 election cycle gets under way.
Stories of Washington’s political dysfunction are legion, the laments predictably consistent. Tribalism is rising. The middle has disappeared. The media crave conflict. Voters tune out. Such sad and overwrought tales make for great copy. They reflect what we feel and
Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, in one of his hotly awaited decks, says we’re moving toward a “Permissionless Planet,” spurring “mounting calls for new guardrails, gatekeepers or even systemic reform.”
Republican strategist Bruce Mehlman believes the defining clash of our time is between people who believe change is coming too slowly and those who believe change is happening too quickly.
Lauren Aronson, executive director of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, said her group has “long supported the Creates Act and other bipartisan, market-based solutions that will put an end to Big Pharma’s abusive practices, boost competition and lower drug
Looking To 2020, Both Democrats and Republicans See Costs and Benefits of Trump’s ‘MAGA’ Rallies in Midterm Election Results
“People entered the 2018 election with pretty strong views of the president, one way or another,” said Bruce Mehlman, a Republican strategist and lobbyist who publishes a widely read political analysis. “The rallies didn’t change them. But the rallies allowed
The number of new Democratic members who have forsworn accepting corporate PAC contributions — which would climb to 41 if T.J. Cox is confirmed to have beaten Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.), according to End Citizens United PAC — has made
Republican strategist Bruce Mehlman produced a set of charts analyzing the 2018 election, including one showing various fault lines within the electorate. They include divisions based on race, age, gender, education and geography. Race — whites vs. nonwhites — remains
Axios reports that a post-election analysis from consultants found, “Democrats won 87% of the Congressional districts with the most college-educated women (40%+ of female residents).” One of the consultants, Bruce Mehlman, is quoted as saying, “The new geography of Trump
It’s well established that when it comes to diversity, Congress has not accurately represented the United States at large. The share of female, African American, Latino and Asian lawmakers is significantly lower than in the American population. The new class
More than 115 million votes were cast in the midterms — nearly half of the eligible electorate; reaction and analysis from Bruce Mehlman, former secretary of commerce for technology policy.
A bill to suspend the Obamacare mandate that employers insure their workers and delay the law’s “Cadillac” tax on high-cost insurance plans (H.R. 3798) won House Ways and Means Committee approval before the fall recess and Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas)
“It’s extraordinarily important to push back against a president who is very anti-California, and you think about the talented delegation we have,” said Steve Haro, a lobbyist and former senior staffer for California Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein and ex-Rep. Xavier