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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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Speaker Ryan Address Congressional Republican Agenda with Politico

On January 27th, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sat down with Politico Playbook to outline Congressional Republicans’ policy agenda. Following the Republican retreat in Philadelphia, which featured a speech from the new president, and a flurry of executive orders,

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Post-Election Projections

I recently shared my reaction to how President-Elect Donald Trump may govern with the Philadelphia Business Journal in a post-election piece, “Greater Philadelphia business leaders react to Trump’s victory.” I said that the country can expect substantial shifts in policy

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A Turning Point on Substance for Trump?

On August 31, Trump delivered a campaign-defining speech on immigration. In the past, Trump’s speeches and interviews have mostly consisted of easily digestible phrases that leave no room for fleshing out substantive policy proposals. He has boiled complicated issues down

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7 Reasons Why Trump Would Hate Being President [Politico]

In an op-ed “7 Reasons Why Trump Would Hate Being President” published byPolitico Magazine, Howard Schweitzer, managing partner of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, writes about how Donald Trump may actually feel about the duties and restrictions of being POTUS. There have been various

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The Role of Cyber Insurance in Risk Management

The House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies recently held a hearing on The Role of Cyber Insurance in Risk Management. The witnesses were Matthew McCabe, a Senior Advisory Specialist for cyber insurance at Marsh

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Paul Ryan’s Plan to Expand Opportunities

One of the ways in which Speaker Ryan’s agenda has differed from conventional Republican legislative priorities is in his focus on fighting poverty and expanding opportunity. He believes that conservative policies can help the poor and middle class, and he

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Global Tax Environment in 2016 and Implications for International Tax Reform

International corporate tax reform has become a salient issue recently due in part to numerous high-profile corporate inversions, most recently the merger between Johnson Controls and Ireland-based Tyco International. Inversions occur when a corporation relocates to a lower-tax nation by

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House Politics and the Paul Ryan Speakership

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) was recently elected to be the youngest Speaker of the House in 150 years. Although young, he has had significant leadership experience, including chairing the powerful Budget and Ways and Means Committees. He is well-liked across

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