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Tax Update (January 7)

New Senate Finance Members   Yesterday (Jan. 3), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the full list of committee assignments for Republican members in the Senate. The Senate Finance Committee has three new Republicans members for the 116th Congress: James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT) and Todd Young (R-IN). A full list of the…
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Trade Update (January 7)

116th Congress   On Thursday (Jan 3), the 116th Congress was sworn into office and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Republican committee assignments. Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Todd Young (R-IN) will all join the Senate Finance Committee. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) received a formal nomination to serve as Chairman of…
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Health Update (January 7)

New Congress   The 116th Congress kicked off yesterday, officially ending unified Republican control of both chambers of Congress and the White House. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reclaimed the speakership with 220 votes, becoming the most recent Speaker of the House to reclaim the title since Sam Rayburn in 1955. She remains the only woman who has…
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Tax Update (December 14)

BEAT Regulations: On Thursday (Dec 13), the United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released the much awaited regulations on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, also known as the BEAT provision. Section 59A, enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), imposes on each applicable taxpayer a tax equal to the…
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Trade Update (December 14)

Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from China  The Trump administration initiated an investigation into imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (CAAS) from China in 2017. It was the first antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) trade case self-initiated by the US government since 1985. On Friday (Dec 7), the US International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that CAAS from China…
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Health Update (December 14)

Tax Package On Monday, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the latest version of a tax bill, a fourth quarter effort to pass a tax package before the end of the year. The clock is ticking for House Republicans to pass legislation while they are still in the majority, and it does not seem…
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Trade Update (December 7)

Remembering President George H.W. Bush (41st US President) This week, Washington, D.C. took time to honor the life of former President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday night at the age of 94. From Monday until Wednesday morning, the former president laid in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, and thousands of Americans came to…
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Tax Update (December 7)

Remembering 41 This week, Washington, D.C. took time to honor the life of former President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday night at the age of 94. From Monday until Wednesday morning, the former president laid in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, and thousands of Americans came to pay their respects. On Wednesday morning, a…
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Health Update (December 7)

Remembering 41 This week, Washington, D.C. took time to honor the life of former President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday night at the age of 94. From Monday until Wednesday morning, the former president laid in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, and thousands of Americans came to pay their respects. On Wednesday morning, a…
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Tax Update (November 30)

The Fate of Extenders   Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady’s (R-TX-08) year-end tax bill is on life support after being pulled from the House floor today. Republican leadership is blaming low attendance and steering committee scheduling, but it’s more than likely Republicans did not have the votes. Even if the bill can be resurrected…
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Trade Update (November 30)

  US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)   President Donald Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the USMCA in Buenos Aires on Friday (Nov 30). All three leaders are in Argentina for the G-20 summit.   The signing was largely ceremonial as the three countries still need to ratify the agreement before…
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Health Update (November 30)

2019 House Calendar   The incoming House Democratic leadership team has released the 2019 legislative work schedule. The House schedule for the first session of the 116th Congress can be viewed here.   Prescription Drug Comments, Rules, and Litigation   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting public comment on creating new software applications for…
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Tax Update (November 16)

Lame Duck Tax Policy In conversations with both House and Senate staff, there is agreement that something will be done on taxes during the lame duck. House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) insists he does not want to just rubber stamp extenders – or kick the can – for another year. He has a comprehensive…
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Health Update (November 16)

  Last week, voters across America turned out in record numbers for the 2018 midterm elections. Health care was a top priority for many voters, and the results of the elections will have vast implications for the health policy landscape in the 116th Congress. To read a summary of last week’s post-election coverage from Capitol Hill Consulting…
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Post-Midterm Election Analysis

Post-Midterm Election Analysis   The 2018 midterm elections were held Tuesday, November 6. There were 470 federal races on the ballot, with all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 Senate seats up for reelection. Heading into the election, Democrats were strongly favored to win control of the House for the first time…
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