US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of July 12, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover:

  • US Federal Labor ViewpointsBiden Administration Labor Leadership Updates
  • Budget Reconciliation Spending Package Agreed to in Principle
  • House Appropriations Committee Advances Labor Spending Bill
  • Farmworker COVID-19 Vaccination Effort Urged
  • Federal Funding for Workers Adversely Affected by Foreign Trade
  • Federal Government Advisory Regarding “Forced Labor” Supply Chain Concerns
  • Upcoming Congressional Hearings

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Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of July 12, 2021

Transatlantic Trade Update text overlaid on top of images of US, UK and EU flagsThe United States (US) and European Union (EU) focused this week on forced labor and concerns with their respective supply chains, with the US releasing updated guidance on some related concerns coming from one region within the People’s Republic of China (China).  Russia was also in the spotlight, with the US focused on cyber-attacks originating from actors based in the country and the EU sustaining its targeted Ukraine-related sanctions against the Russian Federation.

The European Commission released its much anticipated “Fit for 55 package” this week, which includes a carbon border tax proposal of particular interest to the World Trade Organization (WTO).  Talks at the WTO over a possible TRIPS Agreement waiver for COVID-19 vaccines remain stalled.  Meanwhile, the United States welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House this week, along with United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss, who met with her counterpart at the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).

In this issue, we cover:

  • COVID-19 highlights among the transatlantic partners;
  • Notable EU, US, and UK developments; and
  • Sanctions developments with respect to Russia.

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US Executive Branch Update – July 23, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | The White House

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT will have lunch with the VICE President | Private Dining Room Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 22, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing from members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team on the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination program | Oval Office Continue Reading

Biden’s Competition EO Impacts Banks and the Financial Services Industry

The South Portico of the White House at Christmas. This Neoclassical, Palladian house is the principle residence of the President of the USOn July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” The EO affirms that it is the administration’s policy “to enforce the antitrust laws to combat the excessive concentration of industry, the abuses of market power, and the harmful effects of monopoly and monopsony.” While certain portions of the EO apply generally, the EO includes provisions aimed at specific sectors of the economy. Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 21, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:30 a.m. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:25 p.m. EDT – The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 20, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | The White House

11:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT welcomes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the White House to honor the team for their Super Bowl LV Championship; The Second Gentleman also attends | South Lawn Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 19, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

11:30 a.m. EDT – The President delivers remarks on the economic recovery and the remarkable progress made under his Administration—from 60,000 to 600,000 new jobs per month thanks to the American Rescue Plan—and why we need the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and his Build Back Better agenda to sustain that growth in the years to come | State Dining Room Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 16, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

7:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Virtual Retreat, where Leaders will discuss ending the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting the global economic recovery | South Court Auditorium Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 15, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | The White House

11:45 a.m. – The President and The Vice President deliver remarks to mark the day that American families receive their first monthly Child Tax Credit relief payments from the American Rescue Plan | South Court Auditorium Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 14, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with a bipartisan group of Governors and Mayors to discuss the importance of investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework to States and cities across the country; The Vice President, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Labor also attend | Roosevelt Room Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of July 5, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover:

  • US Federal Labor ViewpointsPresident Touts His Build Back Better Agenda
  • New Executive Order
  • USMCA Updates
  • Labor Department Child/Forced Labor Grant Announced | Malaysia
  • Upcoming Senate Confirmation Hearing Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 13, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 12, 2021

US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with the Attorney General and local leaders, including law enforcement, elected officials, and a community violence intervention expert, to discuss his Administration’s comprehensive strategy to reduce gun crimes | Roosevelt Room Continue Reading

Sustainability Outlook European Union – June 2021

Infinite symbol with creative ideas done in 3dOur European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you the first edition of our monthly newsletter, Sustainability Outlook – European Union which looks at key developments in EU sustainability law and policy from June 2021. Continue Reading

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