Tag Archives: Obama Administration

States Attorneys General May 29 Update

Squire Patton Boggs’ State Attorneys General Practice Group is comprised of lawyers who have served at senior levels in state AG offices around the country and whose practices focus, to one degree or another, on representing clients before these increasingly assertive and powerful, yet often overlooked, government agencies, as explained in detail here. In these updates, … Continue Reading

FY 2016 President’s Budget Proposal: Analysis Related to Administration Funding and Policy Priorities

On February 2, 2015, President Obama submitted his FY 2016 Budget Proposal to Congress, echoing many elements outlined in his State of the Union address. The Budget proposal exceeds restrictive spending caps (“sequestration”) mandated by Congress four years ago and proposes new capital gains and bank taxes, emphasizing tax credits to help the middle class, … Continue Reading

Lawmakers to Focus on Elements of Tax Reform; Administration Likely to Move on Corporate Inversions

Legislative Activity Lawmakers to Focus on Certain Elements of Tax Reform This week, lawmakers are set to focus on various aspects of tax reform. On the Senate side, the Finance Committee will hold a hearing on reforming the retirement savings system, as well as a hearing on reforming energy tax incentives. In the House, Members … Continue Reading

House Passes Highway Funding Bill, Senate Prepares to Vote on Legislation

Legislative Activity House Passes Highway Funding Bill, Senate Prepares to Vote on Legislation Last week, the House voted 367-55 to pass H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The bill would patch and reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) through May 2015 by using transfers from the General Fund and the Leaking Underground Storage … Continue Reading

Secretary of State John Kerry Joins the P5+1 Talks in Geneva, Switzerland

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Iran Secretary of State John Kerry joined the P5+1 Talks last Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. The Talks failed to reach an agreement this past weekend and are expected to resume at a lower level on November 20. At the conclusion of the Talks, Secretary Kerry said: “There’s no question in my … Continue Reading