On The Hill

Trade Update (October 26)

  Senator Portman Speaks at Heritage Foundation Trade Event   Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s “US Automotive Industry Needs Free Trade” event on Tuesday (23 Oct). Before being elected to the Senate, Portman served as US Trade Representative in the George W. Bush administration. During his speech, he discussed a variety of trade…
Read more >

Health Update (October 26)

  Opioid Epidemic This week, President Trump signed H.R. 6, the sweeping opioids legislative package. The legislation comes just a year since the president declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, and the bill he signed on Wednesday is one of the most bipartisan bills passed in the 115th Congress. President Trump praised the work of…
Read more >

Tax Update (October 19)

Treasury Releases 2019 Regulatory Plan: This week, the Treasury Department released their regulatory plan for 2019. The plan identifies 17 regulatory projects regarding implementation of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as a “first priority.”[i] It states that “the IRS and Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy will continue to . . . eliminate, or in…
Read more >

Trade Update (October 19)

New Trade Deals   At the direction of President Trump, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that the Trump administration plans to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, The European Union, and the United Kingdom. The notification follows the procedures outlined in the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, which…
Read more >

Health Update (October 19)

Opioid Legislation   It is widely expected that President Trump will sign H.R. 6, the sweeping opioids package recently passed by Congress, at a White House ceremony next Wednesday. While no administration officials have confirmed the plans, an invitation from the White House says the event will “focus on a year of historic action to combat…
Read more >

Trade Update (October 5)

US, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) Canada and the US reached an agreement on NAFTA 2.0, despite reports the two countries were unlikely to meet the US-imposed September 30th deadline.  USTR Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland announced, “Today, Canada and the United States reached an agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized trade agreement…
Read more >

Tax Update (October 5)

  965 Regulations: Earlier this week, the Treasury Department and the IRS released Notice 2018-78[i], which provides guidance on basis elections for purposes of the transition tax under section 965. The notice states that basis elections will not be required to be made until 90 days after the publication of final regulations providing guidance on…
Read more >

Health Update (October 5)

Opioids Package The largest legislative response to the opioid crisis is one step closer to becoming law. This week, the Senate passed the comprehensive package, sending it to President Trump’s desk for signature. Last week, the House voted 393-8 to pass the legislation, which represents the culmination of several months of bipartisan work in the House and…
Read more >

Health Update (September 28)

  Today (September 28th), President Trump signed the Labor-HHS-Education/Defense spending package, avoiding a government shutdown at the end of this month. As reported last week, the bill contains a continuing resolution to fund any government expenditures not appropriated by September 30th, setting a new funding deadline of December 7th. The bill was signed in a small ceremony…
Read more >

Chairman Brady on Tax Reform 2.0, “Technicals” and TCJA Refinements

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX-08) addressed a lobbyist group on Wednesday, September 26, after meeting with the House Republican conference to discuss the bills that comprise Tax Reform 2.0.   H.R. 6756 — American Innovation Act of 2018   H.R. 6757 — Family Savings Act of 2018   H.R. 6760 – Protecting…
Read more >
HOUSE.GOV

The Week Ahead

For the main events of the next week and more, go straight to the key events on the house.gov website.

Find out more >
SENATE.GOV

The Week Ahead

For the main events of the next week and more, go straight to the key events on the senate.gov website.

Find out more >

Post Archive

Archives