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When Republicans muscled the Tax Cut and Jobs Act through Congress in late 2017, all Democrats could do was howl from the sidelines. Procedurally, Republicans didn’t need Democrats’ support to approve the sweeping tax overhaul for corporations and individuals. When Democrats take the House majority in January, they will use their new investigative powers to conduct oversight hearings of the tax cut law. But Democrats won’t have the power to overturn it. Here are four…
Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. Highlights this week: Democrats’ takeover of the House will yield big changes for healthcare policy in 2019; several GOP lawmakers active in healthcare policy are defeated; pharma pushes for Part D changes in the lame duck; and more.…
Democrats’ slender majority in the House next year will have an outsized impact on healthcare policy and healthcare stakeholders in 2019 and beyond. From potential bipartisan deals on prescription drug prices to Democrats’ “shock and awe” oversight agenda, here are five things to know about what the 2018 midterm election results mean for healthcare policy in 2019.…
A Democrat-controlled House and a Republican majority in the Senate – with President Donald Trump at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue – is likely a recipe for gridlock next year on Capitol Hill, according to two former congressmen. Former Reps. Mike Ferguson, R-N.J., and Heath Shuler, D-N.C., said there are narrow opportunities for bipartisanship – such as in infrastructure of prescription drug prices – but House Democrats’ investigations into the Trump administration…
Democrats capitalized on President Donald Trump’s unpopularity in suburban districts to capture the House majority, but the president helped turn out Republican voters in states he won two years ago to add to the GOP’s Senate majority. Democrats needed to win a net of 23 House seats to gain control, and as of early Wednesday, they had won 27. Of the 21 House races still undecided, Republicans are leading in 13 and Democrats are leading…
What do the midterm congressional election results mean for the policies that are important to your company? What should you be tracking right now? What do you need to know now, before it reaches the front pages? We have your exclusive, over-the-horizon look at what the elections mean for the policies that matter to your company, with two former congressmen – one Republican and one Democrat.…
Will Republicans lose their majority in the House in next month’s midterm elections but gain seats in the Senate? Can Democrats sweep and win both the House and Senate? Or will Republicans defy the odds – and history – by maintaining their congressional majorities? We’ll discuss all the key House and Senate campaigns, the latest polling, Trump’s impact on the elections and sleeper races around the country during a special “2018 Midterm Election Preview” webinar…
The Trump administration announced Sunday night that trade ministers from the United States, Mexico and Canada had reached agreement on revisions to the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, the framework for $1.2 trillion of annual trade among the three countries. The text of the agreement and side letters can be found here.…
The Trump administration announced Sunday night that trade ministers from the United States, Mexico and Canada had reached agreement on revisions to the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, the framework for $1.2 trillion of annual trade among the three countries. The text of the agreement and side letters can be found here.…
Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. Highlights this week: The Senate will give the final OK to opioids legislation, HHS gets full-year funding for the first time in forever, new bipartisan legislation would allow FDA to update labels on older generic drugs, and more.…