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  • ‘Where Am I?’: Black Staffers Describe Hurdles of Working on Capitol Hill February 26, 2021 ‘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 career wasn’t for her. “Quite honestly, I observed the lack of people that look like me, I ... Read more...
  • Obamacare Veteran Brooks-LaSure Named to Lead Medicare Agency February 19, 2021 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 changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Brooks-LaSure, a former Health and Human Services Department official who ... Read more...
  • The Questions About Race and Economics the Senate Should Ask Biden’s Nominees January 18, 2021 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 policy and financial regulatory roles, we respectfully offer the following questions that focus on economic issues of importance ... Read more...
  • Lobbyists Anticipating Compromise From Narrowly Divided Congress January 11, 2021 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 find compromise on big-ticket legislation, particularly Covid-19 relief. More than a half-dozen lobbyists who spoke with Bloomberg Government ... Read more...
  • The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2020 December 10, 2020 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 while they tried to find ways to network under the new normal of virtual work. In a ... Read more...
  • 2020 Top Lobbyist Recipients November 13, 2020 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 truly represents our profession. The nomination process ran for seven weeks and was open to ... Read more...
  • Biden Needs a Diverse Administration. How to Make It Happen. November 10, 2020 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 in top jobs, especially on your economic team, in order to tackle our complex problems effectively. The intersection ... Read more...
  • The ACA faces an uncertain future: How can CEOs plan ahead? October 16, 2020 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 isn’t as substantive as previous efforts. Dean Rosen, partner at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & ... Read more...
  • Barrett confirmation hearing may pressure Feinstein, Harris to subdue their political instincts October 14, 2020 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 three weeks before the presidential election, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris face distinct ... Read more...
  • Business groups start gaming out a Biden administration September 23, 2020 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 having full control of Congress, business groups are game-planning for the possibility of a ... Read more...