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Tax Treaties On Tuesday (July 16), the Senate ratified a tax protocol that would amend a tax treaty with Spain, the first success after years of stalled efforts between the two countries. The protocol passed on a vote of 94-2, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) voting no. The Senate...
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Capitol Hill Consulting Group!
This week's #CHCGTaxUpdate brings the latest developments from the Hill https://t.co/8fnz6zlhEH
Opportunity Zone Notice Notice 2019-42 amplifies Notice 2018-48, 2018-28 I.R.B. 9, which lists the population census tracts that the Secretary of the Treasury designated as qualified opportunity zones. This notice adds two additional census tracts in Puerto Rico that have been designated as qualifie...
Conversations on surprise medical bills, healthcare costs, and drug pricing continued this past week #CHCGHealthUpdate https://t.co/AqXIepARTh
Senate HELP Committee Markup The Senate HELP Committee held a Wednesday (June 26) markup hearing to examine three bills: S. 1199, S. 1173, and S. 1895, with near-unanimous consent on the bills and amendments. S. 1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act, was the only bill debated, and passed as amended....
What a week for trade news! Check out our most recent update that covers the USMCA, the G20 Summit, and Steel Tariffs. #CHCGTradeUpdate https://t.co/PjBwDwHoCn
USMCA’s Latest On Thursday (June 27), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said that despite recent forward momentum between the Trump administration and Congress to work out issues in the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), there won’t be enough time to get the deal approved this summer. The ...
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Capitol Hill Consulting Group wishes you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving! May this holiday be a reminder of all the wonderful things in life.
We've had a busy month on Capitol Hill. This week, the National Alliance of Forest Owners met with Representative Paul Tonko from New York!
Senate Republicans are working with tax regulators to clarify congressional intent on several provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Find out about all things tax-related from CHCG's weekly tax update.
Republican spell out fixes in Tax Cuts and Jobs Act On Thursday, Senate Finance Committee Republicans wrote to tax regulators to inform them of Congress’ intent on several provisions of the new tax law that have created problems. Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) wrote the letter and provided a plan for...
Trade disputes between the US and Turkey are having an impact on international markets. Find out more about this and other trade news from CHCG's weekly trade update.
NAFTA August 16th marked one year since the US, Mexico, and Canada first met in Washington DC to renegotiate NAFTA. Mexico and the United States have been in discussions without Canada since July. NAFTA talks stalled in June after the Trump administration opted to levy steel and aluminum tariffs on....
The Senate is working on two massive spending bills for Defense and Labor-HHS-Education. Curious what else is going on in Washington? Find out what's going on in health care from last week's CHCG health update.
Defense/Labor-HHS-Education Spending Bills Debate began on Wednesday over the Defense and Labor-HHS-Education spending bills, the $850 billion “minibus” which will fund defense spending and health care and education programs in FY19. If passed, it will be the first time that a Defense and Lab...
Find out what's going on in Washington this week. The Senate is working on the minibus that will fund the Defense and Labor-HHS-Education spending bills.
The Senate returns on Wednesday for a short work week to consider two federal appeals court nominees and to pave the way for the next appropriations minibus. While debating the two judicial nominees, Senate appropriators will be working out details for the upcoming minibus that includes the Defense....
Do you have questions about tariffs and other recent trade actions from the White House? Capitol Hill Consulting Group covers it all in our latest weekly trade update.
US – China Trade War On June 15th, after the completion of the Section 301 investigation, USTR announced it would levy 25% tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports. An additional $16 billion worth of imports would “undergo further review and a public comment period.” On June 18th, the P...
House and Senate GOP tax writers are urging President Donald Trump to nominate a new ambassador to the OECD. Read more about this and other tax news from Capitol Hill Consulting Group.
Regulation Watch We are hearing that GILTI will probably be pushed back until September/October and BEAT will be reviewed towards the end of the year. These regulations will be in proposed form, thus there will be a notice and comment period. In order to make the regulations retroactive they will ne...
It may be quiet this month in DC, but there is still activity on Capitol Hill. Read up on last week's health care news from Capitol Hill Consulting Group. Tune in every week for health care coverage from our team.
The House may be out of session this month, but that has not stopped the Senate from plowing forward with legislative activity this month. This week, the upper chamber passed a “minibus,” a four bill package that addressed funding for the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Transportation,...
Happy 4th of July from everyone at Capitol Hill Consulting Group! Hoping your day is filled with good food and good company.
Congratulations to Dr. Ed Breazeale for earning a Canadian patent for HealthStar's electronic visit verification (#EVV) solutions! #HealthIT #HealthCare
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthStar, LLC Founder and CEO Dr. Ed Breazeale has earned an additional patent for his company's innovativ...
Congratulations to Tara Sweeney for a successful confirmation hearing yesterday!
The wait is almost over for Tara Sweeney to take the helm at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Yesterday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing for Mrs. Sweeney, where she testified about her preparedness to be a voice for Indian Country at the Department of Interior. “As Ala...
Several changes are coming to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Following the April 1st departure of Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) was confirmed on Tuesday by his Republican colleagues as the new chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations, which oversees the allocation of over $1.3 trillion in government spending. Sh...
As Executive Director of the Women's High Tech Coalition, Kristina Wilcox is bridging the gap between politics and the tech world. She helps connect women leaders in technology from across the business community with their counterparts in the public sector. TheBridge recently profiled Kristina for her work, and she shared valuable career advice that she learned during college. "The most important thing to do, in any job, no matter what the situation, is to be kind, honest, sincere, and hard working. It will pay off." Way to go, Kristina!
Name: Kristina Wilcox Current city: Washington, DC Current job: Executive Director, Women's High Tech Coalition Past job: Capitol Hill Consulting Group
Happy New Year from Capitol Hill Consulting Group! Thanks for being a part of our team in 2017. We look forward to a great year ahead!
From all of us at Capitol Hill Consulting Group, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! May your days be filled with peace, hope,
and joy this holiday season.
Leaders from the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation celebrate a historic day for the North Slope Region and the state of Alaska in the Oval Office as Congress voted to tap into the energy potential of ANWR’s 1002 Area.
As we enter the holiday season, Capitol Hill Consulting Group would like to wish you and your loved ones a joyous time with family and friends. Happy holidays!
Residents of Point Hope are optimistic that high-speed internet will bring new opportunities to one of the most remote locations in the United States. Check out this article from the The New York Times about how Quintillion is giving Point Hope faster connection to the world with broadband speeds.
The receding ice has opened new passageways for high-speed internet cables. Point Hope, a gravel spit in northwest Alaska, is along one of the new routes.
#HappeningNow: the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Republicans is holding a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Alex Azar to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Follow the link to watch a live stream of the hearing. https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/nomination-of-alex-azar-to-serve-as-secretary-of-health-and-human-services
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
All eyes are on the Senate this week as the GOP works to pass its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As tax legislation dominates the news cycle this week, take a look at this video series from POLITICO that explains tax reform.
How does the U.S. tax system really work? Who pays what—and how does it all add up?
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated score for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Finance.
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Finance on November 16, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Capitol Hill Consulting Group! We are thankful for a day to spend with family and friends. The food's not bad, either.
Nearly 800,000 signed up for health insurance through the individual market last week, bringing the open-enrollment totals to almost 2.3 million people. Check out this weekly enrollment snapshot from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Senate released the full text of its tax plan on Monday. You can check out the full legislation by heading to the Senate Finance Committee website, or following the link below. #taxreform
The FDA issued new guidance today aimed at promoting the development of generic abuse-deterrent opioids. Such abuse-deterrent painkillers are designed to be more difficult to manipulate and abuse. The guidance is part of a larger effort by the FDA to expand access to treatment and reduce exposure to addictive opioids. Follow the link below to read the full statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
FDA Commissioner on steps to promote development of generic versions of opioids formulated to deter abuse
President Trump will participate in his first turkey pardoning ceremony this afternoon. Here's a look at pictures and stories about turkey pardoning through the years from The White House Historical Association.
The official "pardoning" of White House turkeys is an interesting White House tradition that has captured the imagination of the public in recent years. It is often stated that President...
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