Yearly Archives: 2017

Congressional Hearing: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Unconstitutional Design

House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations March 21st, 2017 Witnesses: The Honorable Theodore Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Professor Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia School of Law Adam White, Research Fellow,

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Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update

Legislative highlights from the March 2017 Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update is below. See the full update here. Trump’s “Skinny” Budget Targets TIGER Grants, Army Corps of Engineers and Leaves Questions Elsewhere President Trump released his administration’s budget proposal in

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Special Policy Briefing: Tax Reform

On Tuesday, March 28, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies hosted a special briefing on the prospects and impending efforts surrounding tax reform in Washington, D.C. I was joined by Dawn O’Donnell, former tax counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, who we have

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American Infrastructure Receives Poor Rating in Latest Quadrennial Review

In its quadrennial review of the state of American infrastructure, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave the nation’s ports, bridges, airports, and other key systems a D+ rating. While this rating is an alarming testament to the need

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House Judiciary Committee Hearing: The Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed Regulations Reforming the Investor Visa Program

March 8, 2017 Panel One Witnesses: Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), President Pro Tempore Panel Two Witnesses: Rebecca Gambler, Homeland Security and Justice Team, U.S.  Government Accountability Office Sam Walls III,

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Cozen O’Connor Policy Progress Amidst Chaos?

Listen to the latest episode of our podcast, the Beltway Briefing, to hear our take on the latest developments in DC – Presidential Twitter habits, White House functionality, and the emerging debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act.

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TSA Under Pressure from Congress – Again

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) came under bipartisan scrutiny from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform over its record keeping policies after the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General released a report finding that TSA “cannot be

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Senate Begins Consideration of Regulatory Review with Analysis of President Trump’s Executive Order

In a Senate Commerce committee hearing, “A Growth Agenda: Reducing Unnecessary Regulation,” on Wednesday, February 1, Senate Democrats called the January 31 regulatory executive order “arbitrary” and “mindless” (learn more about the order here). Ranking Member Nelson (D-FL) criticized the

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Trump Takes First Step Toward Dismantling ACA and Buys Time with an Executive Order: Is it Substantive or Merely Symbolic?

Hours after taking the oath of office President Donald Trump signed a broadly worded executive order (“Order”) intended to minimize if not eliminate the impact of the ACA’s least popular provisions. With the Order President Trump can claim immediate action

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President Trump Signs Executive Order to Further Deregulation

On January 30th President Trump signed an executive order to curb what his campaign highlighted as burdensome regulations. The executive order requires federal agencies to repeal “at least two” current regulations when implementing one new regulation. The language of the

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