Browsed by
Tag: Financial Regulatory Overhaul

The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

Temperatures are rising in the nation’s capital, and I don’t just mean literally (although we have been above 90 for five straight days, with heat indices hovering near 100 degrees).  With the arrival of summer comes the most tumultuous part of Congress’ legislative schedule. And there are several things boiling right now—responding to the BP oil spill, preparing for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, negotiating a tax “extenders” Read more [...]
Got "Conflict Minerals"?

Got "Conflict Minerals"?

You will have heard about the financial regulatory reform package making its way through Congress -- it passed the Senate at the end of last week. What you may not have heard much about is that the Senate-passed bill contains a provision that will not only interest your company's finance folks but also your supply chain managers. With backing from Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT), Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and author Sam Brownback (R-KS), the Senate bill contains a provision Read more [...]
Oh, the Madness of March

Oh, the Madness of March

The 2010 NCAA men's basketball tourney has lived up to hype and has given us some thrilling performances and unexpected outcomes. (Butler in the Final Four? Kansas ousted in the second round?) But the real "March Madness" has been playing out not on the hardwood courts around the country, but right here in our nation's capital. Think back on the month of March - Congress and the Administration have had a very full (and sometimes brutal) month. Here are a few things that Read more [...]