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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – August 2019
Congress started its annual summer recess on August 5, with the House and Senate both scheduled to return to Washington on September 9 for a three-week work period before returning to their states and districts ...
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21 Aug 2019
DHS's Final EB-5 Regulations: What Stakeholders Need To Know
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published final regulations that change some of the key features of the EB-5 Program
United States
20 Aug 2019
November Elections Bring New Leadership To The House Of Representatives
Following the November 6th United States Federal elections, Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) is expected to become the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
United States
21 Nov 2018
President Signs Legislation Reforming CFIUS & Export Controls
Congress has continued its 57-year tradition of passing an annual defense authorization bill with the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 finalized by Congress on August 1 ...
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30 Aug 2018
June 2018 Washington Update
On May 10, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing to discuss the state of the country's electric transmission infrastructure.
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5 Jun 2018
May 2018 Washington Update
On April 12, DOE announced it would award 82 grants totaling $99 million to 69 small businesses in 26 states.
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3 May 2018
Straight EB-5 Extension In Proposed Omnibus Appropriations Bill
A provision to extend the current EB-5 Program until September 30, 2018 is contained in the proposed Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 ("Omnibus").
United States
22 Mar 2018
Chilling Effect Of Proposed EB-5 Investment Amounts On EB-5 Regional Centers In Rural States
Lawmakers are again considering changes to the EB-5 Program. In fact, before the end of this month, we may see provisions from the "Immigrant Investor Visa and Regional Center Program Comprehensive Reform Act" ...
United States
13 Mar 2018
Immigration Debate Begins: Prospects For EB-5 Reform & Reauthorization
Congress nearly averted a shutdown last week, but just missed the mark when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) temporarily blocked Senate passage of the fifth – and supposedly final
United States
13 Feb 2018
Government Shutdown Ends – Is Immigration Reform On The Horizon?
Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce ...
United States
25 Jan 2018
EB-5 Program Extended To January 19, 2018
With just hours to spare in order to avoid a government shutdown, the House and Senate approved on December 21 a short-term continuing resolution (CR) funding federal activities through January 19.
United States
27 Dec 2017
Lawmakers May Not Spend Political Capital On Stand-Alone EB-5 Bill
The chances of a stand-alone EB-5 bill gaining consensus with lawmakers on Capitol Hill are low. With the GOP failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act ...
United States
2 Nov 2017
Proposed Framework For EB-5 Reform – Headed For Omnibus In December?
With all eyes in Washington focused on tax reform, let's not forget that there is a hard deadline approaching to address funding of federal activities with the current continuing resolution (CR)...
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26 Oct 2017
June Washington Update
In short, there is still a long road ahead on the health care debate, and this impacts the timeline for most other legislative initiatives.
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4 Jul 2017
May Washington Update
This month's Washington Update provides insight into a number of energy-related developments at the federal level, including President Trump's recently proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, ...
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2 Jun 2017
Senator Wyden Introduces "Clean Energy For America Act"
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) recently introduced the "Clean Energy for America Act," which aims to create a new technology neutral system for federal tax...
United States
16 May 2017
Tax Reform Legislative Outlook
As Republicans hold control of the executive and legislative branches, comprehensive reform of the tax code is one of their top policy priorities.
United States
2 Mar 2017
Portman-Shaheen Energy Efficiency Bill Reintroduced In Senate
Portman-Shaheen was introduced in the previous three congresses with bipartisan support.
United States
17 Feb 2017
Cost Estimates For Expiring Energy Tax Provisions
Following weeks of intense negotiations, the measure included a long-term extension and phasing down of the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit.
United States
22 Nov 2016
EB-5 Awaits Action In Lame Duck Session Of Congress
The EB-5 program has been operating under temporary reauthorizations since late 2015, but could be on the agenda for the post-election lame duck session of Congress.
United States
11 Nov 2016
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