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Finally a National Cyber Office?

In what amounts to an “about time” move, the US House of Representative’s Oversight and Government Reform Government Management Subcommittee has reported a bill that mandates creation of a national office for cyberspace within the White House. The purpose of…

Wall Street Reform Express

The Senate is attempting to quickly move forward with financial regulatory overhaul. Naturally, though in this election year politics is too often trumping policy. As this issue cuts deeply across both party’s bases, the bill will ultimately be enacted though…

Financial Reform

On Monday, Republicans, united in opposition to what some call the most sweeping overhaul of the United States financial regulatory system since the Great Depression, thwarted an effort to end debate on the matter voting 57 to 41 against cloture,…

Confirmation

On Friday, Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he was retiring from the US Supreme Court after 34 years of service on the Court. His retirement is effective one day after the Court rises for this summer’s recess. When he…

Recess Appointment

President Obama is taking some heat over 15 recess appointments he made this weekend. What is a recess appointment? Before answering that, it is important to understand what a recess is. From a legislative perspective, a recess is a temporary…

Unfunded Mandates

As President Barak Obama’s health care reform law, a signature piece of his agenda, passed Congress this weekend and will be signed into law tomorrow, there have been cries of unfunded mandates by many members of Congress and state governors…

A Tea Party

The Tea Party movement is a fragmented movement of anti big government protesters named after the Boston Tea Party, a 1773 protest by citizens in Boston, Massachusetts against the British government, and an historic event that served as a precursor…

What is government relations?

People often ask what is government relations? The short answer is that it is an educational process mixed in with a liberal amount of advocacy. Simply put, it is an essential component of any business that is subject to government…