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Real Cause of Current Senate Gridlock

There’s a growing chorus complaining that the Senate is broken, that Republicans are to blame, and that the rules of procedure need to be changed. This argument has any number of flaws, but at its core it relies on a general misrepresentation of how the Senate, and the filibuster in particular, works.

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Venn Launches Strategic Partnership in London

VennSquared Communications and Venn Strategies, LLC have  launched a major strategic partnership with Luther Pendragon, the leading independent public affairs and communications firm headquartered in London.  The partnership will serve as a means of providing additional reach for both VennSquared’s and Venn Strategies’ increasing work on behalf of global interests.

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The Hill: For every tax break, a lobby to fight for it

Lawmakers will have to cross a minefield laid by K Street in order to achieve the kind of comprehensive tax reform that they envision.

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Two Top Washington Strategic Consulting Firms Come Together To Launch Venn2 Communications

Stephanie Silverman, CEO of Venn Strategies, and Michael Meehan, president of Blue Line Strategic Communications announce the launch of VennCommunications, a full service communications and public relations company.

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Venn Strategies Names Two Senior Staff as Principals

Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading public affairs and government relations firm in Washington, DC, today announced that two members of its senior management team have been made Principals.

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Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology: Regulatory Roundup: EMA Outlines Activities for 2011, and More

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) plans to focus on the implementation of its new pharmacovigilance legislation and the pending falsified drug legislation throughout 2011, according to its work program announcement on Feb. 11, 2011.

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The Gray Sheet: FDA Long-Term Globalization Strategy Under Development

Coping with an increasingly global device and drug industry will require a paradigm shift that relies less on FDA’s own staff and more on data and resource sharing with other countries, the agency says.

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Bloomberg: More Outsourcing Planned for FDA Overseas Factory Inspections

U.S. regulators plan to outsource more inspections of overseas factories within the next decade after criticism from Congress about a lack of oversight for food and drugs made in other countries.

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FDA Webview: 2012 User Fee Legislation Likely to be Bipartisan

Reauthorization of FDA user fees, scheduled for consideration by Congress next year, is expected to pass on a largely bipartisan basis and is unlikely to involve the kind of political controversy currently surrounding the Obama administration’s healthcare legislation.

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Milwaukee Magazine: The new front on health care reform

Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is a leader in the effort to reopen the national health care debate in the arena of critical care – emergency or life-sustaining care provided in emergency rooms or intensive care units. The effort is led by a national panel of specialists and advocates, the Roundtable on U.S. Critical Care Policy. A lobbying firm employed by the group says its members formed in part because they felt critical care was overlooked in the reform of America’s health care system.

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Venn Strategies Named by Inc. as One of America’s Fastest–Growing Private Companies

WASHINGTON DC – Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national government relations and public affairs firm, today announced it has been ranked among the fastest-growing private firms in America by Inc. magazine.

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Venn Strategies Announces New Senior Management Team

WASHINGTON DC – Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading public affairs and government relations firm in Washington, DC, today announced that a newly restructured senior management team will lead clients in its expert advocacy, issue management, coalition management and strategic advisory services.

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