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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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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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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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Welcome to 2017 – Transition Homestretch & GOP 2017 Legislative Agenda

Trump Transition’s Homestretch President-elect Trump has only a few Cabinet seats remaining to fill as the confirmation proceedings of those already chosen will kick into gear with the convening of the new Congress today. There are still several gaps in

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Posted in ACA, Conservative Party, Department of Transportation, Executive Branch, executive order, Infrastructure

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

Posted in Cyber, cybersecurity, Washington, D.C.
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