Critical Infrastructure / Posted on May, 16 2018 / Author: Stephannie Stokes
Typically, public transit is a very local issue. Where to put a bus stop, for example, depends on the needs of local residents. But recently, Atlanta’s transit agency got wrapped up in some concerns that are much more global. Erik Olson, a Washington, D.C., lobbyist, came to Atlanta to sound the alarm about the trend he’s seeing in public transit.
Health / Posted on May, 14 2018
In 2016, of the 115 Americans who died each day from an opioid overdose, nearly half were using prescription opioid medications. Studies have estimated that just a 10% reduction in surgery-related opioid prescribing in the U.S. would result in 300,000 fewer people each year transitioning to long-term use and make 332 million fewer opioid pills available for potential diversion and misuse.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on January, 16 2018 / Author: Erik Olson
President Trump campaigned on keeping America secure from foreign threats and now he has the opportunity to do just that.
General News / Posted on December, 15 2016 / Author: Alex Gangltano
Michelle Seger, legislative counsel for Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., has been named senior associate at the public affairs and government relations firm, Venn Strategies, LLC. The firm has also hired JoHannah Torkelson as vice president. Torkelson works for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
General News / Posted on December, 6 2016
JoHannah Torkelson, Michelle Seger join Venn Strategies
Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national public affairs and government relations firm, announced several key hires today, including incoming Vice President JoHannah Torkelson and new Senior Associate Michelle Seger.
Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national public affairs and government relations firm, announced today that Michael Spira has joined the firm as a Vice President. Spira brings more than fifteen years of political and policy experience, having most recently served as a senior lobbyist at the American Pharmacist Association. He was previously Chief of Staff for former Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO).
Tax & Financial Services / Posted on June, 24 2016 / Author: Bernie Becker
Business groups that represent multinational corporations, like the Business Roundtable, have gotten a lot of the attention as opposition to those rules has grown. But groups like the S Corporation Association, which represents businesses that aren’t usually associated with earnings stripping, are trying to more loudly make their case that the rules would affect a wide cross-section of companies.
Tax & Financial Services / Posted on February, 25 2016 / Author: Brian Reardon and Tom Nichols
We don’t often agree with President Obama’s chief economist, Jason Furman, but he got it exactly right when he noted earlier this month that the U.S. treatment of international business income is a “stupid territorial tax system.”
Tax & Financial Services / Posted on December, 23 2015 / Author: Marc Heller
Companies have been steering away from the corporate side of the U.S. tax code to be treated more like lower-taxed individuals since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The tax package Congress passed last week could keep the trend going.