Mike Andrews, former staff director and chief counsel to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joins McGuireWoods as partner and McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team as a senior vice president, and will lead the firm’s Native American public policy efforts. After a successful career on Capitol Hill and recent experience working for Sens.

On Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, the Senate Budget Committee released its budget resolution for fiscal year 2022. The bill will serve as the foundation for the broad, sweeping spending bill that Democrats and President Biden hope to pass this fall. The bill aims to fulfill many of the promises made by the administration related to

On Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) released draft legislation titled the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. Today, adult use of cannabis, which is classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), is legal in 18 states, and the medical use

This week in Washington: Infrastructure, Executive Order on Anti-competitiveness, House Appropriations Committee Acts on Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill, Senate Budget Committee Democrats Agree on Budget Resolution.

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House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Holds Markup of 19 Bills
On July 15, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health held a markup of 19 bills.

In late June, President Biden endorsed the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure agreement and discussions will continue over the next month on what projects will be included in the final package. Georgia-based companies, organizations and public entities have an opportunity to proactively engage with members to promote Georgia interests within the legislation. Georgia’s Senators are uniquely positioned

On June 8, 2021 the administration released a report detailing its findings from a 100-day review of vulnerabilities within the supply chains of four critical products:

  • semiconductors;
  • large capacity batteries;
  • critical minerals and materials; and
  • pharmaceuticals

The report is in response to President Biden’s Feb. 24, 2021 executive order calling for an assessment of the

This week in Washington: Discussions on infrastructure and prescription drug changes continue.

House Energy and Commerce Committee to Discuss Vaccine Legislation
On June 15, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled “Booster Shot: Enhancing Public Health Through Vaccine Legislation.” Bills to be discussed at the hearing are listed and