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Transition 2020 | Biden Administration Policy Towards the UAE and the Gulf (Video)

In partnership with the US-UAE Business Council (Business Council) and its 2020 “Back to Business” webinar series, our Public Policy colleagues, including former elected and appointed US government officials, joined Danny E. Seabright, President of the Business Council to share their outlook on domestic and foreign policy priorities of the incoming Biden Administration, and their … Continue Reading

Transition 2020 | Biden and Trade: Deepening Ties with Latin American Allies

While President-Elect Biden supported the Obama Administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, he has since said he would renegotiate the Asia-Pacific pact. He views the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as the gold standard, especially on enforcement, environment, and labor provisions. Any future trade agreements will likely seek to at least achieve these same standards. Rule of law … Continue Reading

Transition 2020 | Biden and Trade: Renewed Transatlantic Relationships

President-Elect Joe Biden is expected to prioritize rebuilding transatlantic relations, after several years of elevated tensions on a number of trade priorities. US and European officials have traded barbs on a number of fronts – from World Trade Organization (WTO) reform to the long-standing large civil aircraft dispute, and from Section 232 national security tariffs … Continue Reading

Transition 2020 | Defense and National Security Policy Under the Incoming Biden Administration

Both major change and desired continuity can be expected.  Beginning with perhaps the most historically significant change we expect to see in President-elect Biden’s defense and national security organizations, we believe that the Nation will see the first female serving as the Secretary of Defense.… Continue Reading

Transition 2020 | Building Back Better: Transportation and Infrastructure in the 117th Congress

President-Elect Joe Biden’s recent presumed victory in the general election will push forward major shifts in US policy across a wide array of issues, including transportation and infrastructure. Broadly, Biden and his transition team have indicated a desire to work with Congress in early 2021 to enact a large-scale infrastructure package, which would include what … Continue Reading

Election 2020 Puts Cannabis Center Stage

  Americans from all walks of life are seeing the benefits and potential of cannabis for healing and changing lives for the better. The cannabis industry was center stage on Tuesday, collecting a trove of wins making recreational marijuana legal now in 15 states and approved it for medical use virtually nationwide. The overwhelming nods … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – November 3, 2020 (US Election Day)

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. 9:45 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Arlington, VA 9:55 a.m. EST – … Continue Reading

Decision 2020: US Elections | Potential US Presidential Election Scenarios

— We have refreshed our pre-elections analysis and the enclosed appendices (specifically, Appendix 2 (state-by-state polling information) and Appendix 3 (litigation overview)), following recent legal developments and based on information that was available to us as of November 1, 2020. — Updated analysis, including the appendices, is below.… Continue Reading

What Does the Lame Duck Session of Congress Hold for US Federal Appropriations and COVID Negotiations?

Will former Vice President Joe Biden prevail in his quest to become president, or does President Trump once again defy conventional wisdom as he did in 2016?   Do Democrats attain majority status in both chambers of Congress, or will Republicans maintain a Senate firewall?   What lies ahead with regard to fiscal year 2021 … Continue Reading

Legal Cannabis and Hemp Get Spotlight in US Elections

Deemed essential during the coronavirus in every state with regulated cannabis in some form speaks volumes with how impactful this industry has become on a national level and how powerful it could be in the upcoming election. With eleven states and the District of Columbia that have legalized recreational cannabis or adult-use and 33 states … Continue Reading

VIDEO: “What Happens After the Election?” An Analysis by Bipartisan Government Insiders

What is the fate of the next COVID relief bill, in a Trump or Biden Administration?  What would a change in the Senate majority mean under a Republican or Democratic administration? What is the outlook on the US economy, infrastructure development, tax reform and other critical issues in 2021 from a former Speaker of the … Continue Reading

Join Us: Talk to the Experts – What Could the US Elections Mean for Europe? Bipartisan Views From a Pair of Former US Congressmen

During the final weeks of the US election campaigns, our colleagues former US Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Jack Kingston (R-GA) will provide their insights into what this year’s historic Presidential election and congressional races could mean for future US policy towards Europe and the impact on transatlantic trade and investment. Please join us to … Continue Reading

Kamala Harris – Where Biden’s Vice President Pick Stands on Key Trade and Foreign Policy Issues

On Tuesday, August 11, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced that he has selected Senator Kamala Devi Harris (D-California) as his vice presidential running mate.  Since joining the U.S. Congress in 2017, Harris has in some instances served as a bridge between progressive and moderate Democratic positions and policies.  However, Harris is typically characterized … Continue Reading

In Full Campaign Mode, Biden Focuses on Energy and Infrastructure in Second Economic Policy Speech

Former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced this week the second plank of his economic policy: a clean energy and infrastructure plan, encompassing some of his most progressive policies yet. In a July 14 speech in Wilmington, Delaware, Vice President Biden announced plans to create “millions of high-paying union jobs by building … Continue Reading

Biden’s Plan for Economic Recovery Post-COVID and Beyond

After months on hold responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 US elections are heating up, as Democrats seek to take control of the White House from President Donald Trump.  On Thursday, July 9, former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released a broad economic plan during a speech in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. … Continue Reading
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