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View the PDF version. Overview Every two years, at the beginning of each Congress, both the House of Representatives and Senate are responsible for adopting rules that govern the procedure and process of their respective bodies. These rules are complex…

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View the PDF version. Overview In recent years, Washington has increasingly focused on avoiding impending deadlines that require more immediate legislative action. The federal government reaching the statutory debt limit—often called “the debt ceiling”—has become one of these simultaneously dramatic…

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View the PDF version. Overview U.S. companies spend billions of dollars each year on innovative research and development (R&D) and for the last 70 years, they have been able to deduct these R&D costs in full each year.  This changed…

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View the PDF version. Overview Diversity, equity, and inclusion, also referred to as DEI, are important concepts in the workplace that have come to the forefront in recent years. Each of these words has a different meaning to different people,…

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View the PDF version. Overview Electric vehicles, also known as EVs, have existed for almost a century. In 1900, they accounted for almost one-third of all vehicles on the road in the United States. However, when gasoline-powered combustion cars were…

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View the PDF version. Overview Fixing the United States’ recycling infrastructure has become a major focus in recent years because of a lack of standardization across the industry and low recycling rates across the nation. In the recycling process, recyclable…

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View the PDF version. Overview The COVID-19 pandemic exposed difficult economic and social realities for many in the United States, specifically workers. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on…

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By: Cori Kramer, CEO of Center Forward Opportunities for bipartisan legislating feel few and far between. But they are not lost. This was evidenced last month when Washington state saw legislators on both sides of the aisle, local union members,…

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View the PDF version. Overview Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are the combining of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions. They allow for businesses to grow or downsize in order to adjust their competitive position or improve the…

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View the PDF version. Overview On May 18, 2022, President Joe Biden announced he was invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) in response to the nationwide infant formula shortage. The DPA will speed the production of infant formula and authorize…

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View the PDF version. Overview National security experts and elected officials have warned that the United States needs to increase its recruitment and retention of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent, including foreign-born STEM professionals, to meet growing security…

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View the PDF version. Overview Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses across the nation in countless ways. It exacerbated pre-existing obstacles while also creating new challenges including lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, and inflation. The…

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