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On Oct. 25, the House elected Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) Speaker of the House of Representatives by a 220-209 vote. Now that a Speaker has been elected, Congress is on the clock to come up with a plan to avoid a government shutdown that will occur if they fail to pass a spending plan or a continuing resolution (C.R.) before the current C.R. expires, which goes through Nov. 17. This GT Alert provides a high-level overview of Speaker Johnson’s views on major policy areas.

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* Special thanks to Caroline McKinley, Emma Powell, and Stephen Richardson for their valuable contributions to this GT Alert.

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Photo of Robert C. Jones Robert C. Jones

Robert C. Jones serves as co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. Federal Government Law & Policy Practice. Bob focuses his practice on counseling business, association, and not-for-profit clients on federal funding, legislative, regulatory, and policy matters.

Photo of Demetrius G. McDaniel ‡ Demetrius G. McDaniel ‡

Demetrius McDaniel is the Regional Operating Shareholder of Texas, Co-Chair of the firm’s Government Law & Policy Practice, Chair of the firm’s Texas Government Law & Policy Practice and Co-Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Federal Government Law & Policy Practice. Demetrius counsels

Demetrius McDaniel is the Regional Operating Shareholder of Texas, Co-Chair of the firm’s Government Law & Policy Practice, Chair of the firm’s Texas Government Law & Policy Practice and Co-Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Federal Government Law & Policy Practice. Demetrius counsels and provides advocacy for Fortune 500 and other large private and public sector clients on federal, state and local legal and public policy matters. His broad knowledge of federal and state government allows him to collaboratively develop strategies to help clients address complex problems that have a government origin or nexus. Demetrius consults with clients on their strategic objectives and provides advice on important issues that may impact their business opportunities, increase their compliance with laws and regulations, and assist them in building internal systems to proactively address potential problems with all levels of government.

Prior to joining the firm, Demetrius worked in several capacities as a special assistant to a statewide official and as a legislative assistant to a member of the Texas legislature, which enabled him to gain knowledge about the workings of Texas state government. After his work in state government for seven years, Demetrius joined a major international law firm. During his almost 20 years at that firm he rose to the level of capital partner, and he represented many of the firm’s major clients on significant issues before the executive and legislative branches of federal and state government. His long tenure in working with federal and state officials has provided him with exceptional knowledge and skills to represent clients on a wide variety of issues.

 Admitted in Texas. Not admitted in the District of Columbia.

Photo of Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen ˆ Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen ˆ

Rodney Frelinghuysen is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District from 1995 to 2019 where he was the chief sponsor of 123 bills. Rodney additionally served as chair of the House Appropriations Committee from 2017…

Rodney Frelinghuysen is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District from 1995 to 2019 where he was the chief sponsor of 123 bills. Rodney additionally served as chair of the House Appropriations Committee from 2017 to 2019.

Rodney advises clients on important issues in the public policy arena, such as defense, health care, public transportation infrastructure including port operations, and higher education, among others.

In Congress, Rodney was known for being a strong advocate for rebuilding the nation’s military, and for his support of public transportation and major infrastructure projects in New Jersey and the New York City area, disaster assistance in the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, higher education, hospitals, the environment, and increased veterans’ benefits.

Prior to his distinguished career at the federal level, Rodney served on the New Jersey General Assembly and as a Morris County Freeholder.

ˆ Not admitted to the practice of law.

Photo of Hon. Charles F. Bass ˘ Hon. Charles F. Bass ˘

Charles F. Bass is a member of the firm’s Government Law & Policy group, focusing his practice on government policy and legislative matters throughout the federal government. Bass served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Hampshire’s 2nd

Charles F. Bass is a member of the firm’s Government Law & Policy group, focusing his practice on government policy and legislative matters throughout the federal government. Bass served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional district from 1995 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2013. Working with members of the firm’s Government Law & Policy Practice, Bass’s practice focuses on strategic advice and legislative advocacy. His expertise enables him to provide assistance with matters before the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate and Executive Branch agencies. During his 14-year tenure in Congress, Bass served on the Budget, Government Reform and Oversight, Transportation and Infrastructure, Intelligence, and Energy and Commerce Committees. He enjoys a reputation as a substantive and pragmatic legislator who has worked well with both Democrats and Republicans.

˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.

Photo of Robert Mangas Robert Mangas

Rob is a shareholder in the firm’s Federal Government Law & Policy group. He has represented clients before Congress and federal agencies from a variety of industries and in a number of policy areas, including trade, energy, environment, health care, biotechnology, transportation, financial…

Rob is a shareholder in the firm’s Federal Government Law & Policy group. He has represented clients before Congress and federal agencies from a variety of industries and in a number of policy areas, including trade, energy, environment, health care, biotechnology, transportation, financial services, manufacturing, tax, pensions, defense, and foreign relations. Rob has a depth of understanding of the rules of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and he has deep experience in legislative drafting. He previously served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Wendell Ford, the former Senate Majority Whip.

Concentrations

  • Health care
  • Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Foreign affairs
Photo of Kara M. Bombach Kara M. Bombach

Kara Bombach assists companies and organizations to lawfully export goods, technology and services around the globe. She places emphasis on helping clients achieve practical, workable solutions to complex regulatory situations arising under anti-corruption and anti-bribery measures (U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and

Kara Bombach assists companies and organizations to lawfully export goods, technology and services around the globe. She places emphasis on helping clients achieve practical, workable solutions to complex regulatory situations arising under anti-corruption and anti-bribery measures (U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and OECD Convention), export control laws (EAR and ITAR), anti-boycott laws, and special sanctions (embargoes) maintained by the U.S. government (OFAC and other agencies) against various countries (including Iran, Cuba and Russia), entities and individuals. In cases of foreign investment in the United States, Kara advises on the Exon-Florio provisions relating to U.S. national security concerns. She represents companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and also assists clients in mitigating foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) as may be required by CFIUS or U.S. national industrial security regulations.

Kara regularly represents clients in matters before U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, Treasury and Defense. Kara has significant experience representing individuals and entities before OFAC in delisting matters and challenges to OFAC sanctions designations.

She advises national and multi-national companies (including Fortune® 5) on best practices in the development and delivery of compliance policies and procedures, training, and risk assessments, as well as executing cross-border export, sanctions and anti-corruption due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, targeted internal risk assessments, and compliance investigations.

Kara also counsels international not-for-profit and relief/aid organizations on best practices in economic sanctions, trade, and anti-corruption compliance issues that arise in their global operations, frequently in challenging and austere environments. She has provided legal services to organizations such as Save the Children (US), ONE Campaign, Mercy Corps, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Not on Our Watch/The Sentry, and The Enough Project.

Photo of Laura Foote Reiff ‡ Laura Foote Reiff ‡

Laura Foote Reiff has more than 32 years of experience representing businesses and organizations in the business immigration and compliance field. She is also a business immigration advocate and has long chaired prominent business immigration coalitions. Laura is Co-Founder of GT’s Business and

Laura Foote Reiff has more than 32 years of experience representing businesses and organizations in the business immigration and compliance field. She is also a business immigration advocate and has long chaired prominent business immigration coalitions. Laura is Co-Founder of GT’s Business and Immigration and Compliance Group which she co-led since 1999. She currently chairs the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. Immigration and Compliance Practice. Laura is also Co-Managing Shareholder of the Northern Virginia Office of GT, a position she has held since 2010. As a global leader in the business immigration community, Laura has served on the Boards of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Immigration Council, the National Immigration Forum and is currently the Chair of the America is Better Board.

Laura advises corporations on a variety of compliance-related issues, particularly related to Form I-9 eligibility employment verification matters. Laura has been involved in audits and internal investigations and has successfully minimized monetary exposure as well as civil and criminal liabilities on behalf of her clients. She develops immigration compliance strategies and programs for both small and large companies. Laura performs I-9, H-1B and H-2B compliance inspections during routine internal reviews, while performing due diligence (in the context of a merger, acquisition or sale) or while defending a company against a government investigation.

Laura represents many businesses in creating, managing and using “Regional Centers” that can create indirect jobs toward the 10 new U.S. jobs whose creation can give rise to EB-5 permanent residence for investment. She coordinates this work with attorneys practicing in securities law compliance, with economists identifying “targeted employment areas” and projecting indirect job creation, and with licensed securities brokers coordinating offerings. She also represents individual investors in obtaining conditional permanent residence and in removing conditions from permanent residence.

Laura’s practice also consists of managing business immigration matters and providing immigration counsel to address the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/ traders, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees, and students. She is an immigration policy advocacy expert and works on immigration reform policies.

 Admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Not admitted in Virginia. Practice limited to federal immigration practice.

Photo of Michael R. Sklaire Michael R. Sklaire

Michael R. Sklaire is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Northern Virginia Office and focuses his practice on government investigations, business crimes, and financial litigation and regulation. He has wide-ranging experience as a trial lawyer, including more than 11 years with the U.S. Department

Michael R. Sklaire is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Northern Virginia Office and focuses his practice on government investigations, business crimes, and financial litigation and regulation. He has wide-ranging experience as a trial lawyer, including more than 11 years with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He handles jury trials, non-jury trials, class action litigation and arbitrations, both domestic and international. Michael represents corporations and executives before federal agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) . He also provides corporate compliance advice and conducts internal investigations in matters relating to procurement fraud and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Michael is frequently quoted in national publications as having wide-ranging experience handling public corruption, securities fraud and parallel civil and criminal investigations. He has published numerous articles and frequently lectures on a variety of legal issues.

Michael’s commercial litigation practice focuses primarily on assisting clients in the financial services industry including local and national banks, consumer finance companies and mortgage bankers. He represents large private and public companies in complex litigation matters in federal and appellate courts around the country.

Photo of Nancy E. Taylor Nancy E. Taylor

Nancy Taylor is Co-Chair of the Health Care & FDA Practice and focuses her practice on health and FDA related matters. She has broad experience working with providers, plans, employers, private equity firms, and FDA regulated companies. She advises clients on health care

Nancy Taylor is Co-Chair of the Health Care & FDA Practice and focuses her practice on health and FDA related matters. She has broad experience working with providers, plans, employers, private equity firms, and FDA regulated companies. She advises clients on health care transactions, health and FDA regulatory policy and compliance, and responding to Congressional and Administration investigations and audits. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Nancy served 10 years as Health Policy Director for a Senate Committee and worked on a number of significant health and FDA laws. She also served as CEO of a start-up medical device company, where she obtained eight product clearances, including securing reimbursement coverage for each product.

Photo of Pamela J. Marple Pamela J. Marple

Pamela J. Marple, Chair of the D.C. Litigation practice, also manages the day-to-day business of the firm in D.C., responsible for the litigation practice as well as overall office operations, management and recruiting. For 30 years, Ms. Marple’s practice has focused on regulatory…

Pamela J. Marple, Chair of the D.C. Litigation practice, also manages the day-to-day business of the firm in D.C., responsible for the litigation practice as well as overall office operations, management and recruiting. For 30 years, Ms. Marple’s practice has focused on regulatory and commercial litigation and counselling, government investigations, including congressional investigations, and corporate compliance and strategy. Ms. Marple has represented clients before a broad range of courts and agencies, as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, a senior investigative counsel for Congress, and a commercial litigation partner in private practice. Increasingly, Ms. Marple advises companies on regulatory and compliance matters, including those related to competitive and antitrust matters, Multilateral Development Bank procedures, including before the World Bank, and parallel inquiries and investigations involving the FTC, the Department of Justice, state Attorneys General, Inspectors General, Congressional Committees, and private litigants. Based on her broad experience, Ms. Marple provides strategic responses to corporations, associations and individuals involved in government inquiries, corporate investigations, and complex private litigation.

Photo of Michael L. Rogers ˘ Michael L. Rogers ˘

Michael L. Rogers advises clients on legislative, public policy, and political compliance matters, and helps clients craft and execute custom strategies to accomplish their goals.

Mike previously served as a legislative assistant for Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-New Jersey), the current chairman of…

Michael L. Rogers advises clients on legislative, public policy, and political compliance matters, and helps clients craft and execute custom strategies to accomplish their goals.

Mike previously served as a legislative assistant for Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-New Jersey), the current chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has wide jurisdiction, including trade matters. In this role, Mike handled policy matters related to energy, the environment, and natural resources, as well as science and technology. Prior to that, he served on the staff of Senator Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), the current chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He began his career in the office of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the current chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Mike is currently in the evening J.D. program at the The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and is expected to graduate in 2024.

˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.