Tag Archives: pandemic

Election 2020: When Dawn Breaks on November 4 – Potential US Presidential Election Outcome Scenarios

As midnight approached on November 8, 2016, and certainly as dawn broke on the East Coast, it had become apparent that Hillary Clinton would win the national popular vote but that Donald Trump would win the Electoral College vote to become the 45th President of the United States. But when dawn breaks on November 4, … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – September 29, 2020

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. 2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Washington, D.C., en route to Cleveland, OH 3:40 … Continue Reading

Public Policy Briefing – July 28, 2020

Bipartisan negotiations aimed at producing the next major federal COVID-19 response legislation – delayed by more than a week of infighting between congressional Republicans and the White House – are finally underway. The baseline for the talks: HEROES vs. HEALS, pitting the US$3.5 trillion HEROES Act passed by the US House of Representatives in May … Continue Reading

COVID-19: US Developments – Implementation and Oversight of CARES Act – June 1, 2020

The Federal Reserve is set to begin providing emergency loans to midsize businesses as soon as this week through the US$600 billion Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) established by the March 27 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The US Senate is preparing to return to Washington, DC to resume legislative activity, including … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade: US and European Trade Talk Update – May 29, 2020

The European Commission unveiled a revamped budget and recovery plan for the European Union (EU) this week, as the continent looks toward re-opening and beginning its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The United Kingdom (UK) also announced some lifting of restrictions this week.  The United States (US) Congress, meanwhile, has temporarily paused efforts on another … Continue Reading

EXPERT SOUNDBITE: COVID-19 – The Geopolitical Consequences of the Pandemic – From Amb. Frank G. Wisner

Our global Public Policy Practice meets several times a week to examine the profound and transformative effect of COVID-19. We bring a sharp focus to how our multidisciplinary team can counsel our clients in responding to the pandemic. During a recent call, we asked our colleague and former US Ambassador Frank G. Wisner to comment … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade: US and European Trade Talk Update – May 1, 2020

Google and Apple are collaborating on contact-tracing technology that allows for better communication between the two operating platforms to help alert individuals that may have crossed paths with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The two companies noted in a joint statement issued earlier this month, “[W]e hope to harness the power of technology to help countries … Continue Reading
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