Photo of 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 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

Congress has been working for several months on “China competitiveness” legislation, which may turn out to be the most far-reaching legislation of 2022. On February 17th, the House-passed “America COMPETES
Continue Reading Will Congress Find Compromise on China Competitiveness Legislation? Sixteen Top Issues for the House-Senate Conference Committee

The legislative process is never straightforward, and this weekend’s news about Sen. Joe Manchin opposing the Build Back Better Act (BBB) is the latest proof. But despite what you may
Continue Reading Staying Engaged on Build Back Better while Preparing for FY2022 Appropriations and the FY2023 President’s Budget

“There won’t be an infrastructure bill unless we have a reconciliation bill. Plain and simple.”    — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, June 24, 2021

What’s happening on infrastructure? On August
Continue Reading Don’t Forget: The Senate Can’t Pass a Reconciliation Bill Until the House Passes a Budget Resolution

On June 8th, the U.S. Senate passed S.1260, the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). The legislation strengthens manufacturing and basic research in key industry sectors and
Continue Reading China Competitiveness Legislation and U.S. House Committee Jurisdiction