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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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View the PDF version. Overview The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) User Fee Acts (UFAs) and their reauthorizations have been crucial in ensuring that Americans have faster access to life-saving medications.  First passed by Congress in 1992, these user fees…

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View the PDF version. Overview The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is under increased scrutiny for breaking from bipartisan precedent by reducing public opportunities to comment on its proposals for major new regulations. Before a new rule can go into…

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View the PDF version. Overview Provisions in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) to encourage businesses to invest in the United States through a tax deduction on income generated by intangible assets held…

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View the PDF version. Overview While the private sector is utilizing quantum computing technology, many are pushing for the United States government to focus on the development and deployment of quantum applications and utilize the technology for various public initiatives….

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View the PDF version. Overview When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in 2017, it included new limitations on the tax deduction for interest expense for businesses. The legislation capped the deduction at 30 percent of adjusted taxable…

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View the PDF version. Overview Millions of students take out federal and private student loans every year to attend college and graduate school. 56% of bachelor’s degree recipients from public and private non-profit four-year colleges and universities graduated with at…

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View the PDF version. Overview It has been more than a decade since Congress last passed an increase in the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour. The most recent change was made in 2007. This basic will…

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View the PDF version. Overview Carried interest is a frequently discussed aspect of limited partnerships — a type of partnership frequently used for the purpose pooling together capital to invest. While the focus is often on the financial sector, carried…

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View the PDF version. Overview In June 2021, the House Judiciary Committee introduced a series of bills focusing on antitrust regulation and reform. These bills generally seek to increase the authority of U.S. antitrust agencies, prevent companies from acquiring other…

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View the PDF version. Overview Every day small business owners face many challenges such as economic uncertainty and insufficient access to capital. These businesses have also been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. When first starting their businesses, up to…

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