Policy issues often have long term widespread and pervasive impact on businesses. Not only can new governmental policies significantly affect the climate for business innovation and growth, they create precedents that affect future legislation and potentially spread across jurisdictions

Each installment of the  Policy Matters Podcast  will provide timely updates regarding potential adverse impacts on benefits that policy changes can have on industry growth and offer a preview of what's next in the competitive marketplace.

Episode 11: The Manchin Principle: Fissures in the Democratic Caucus Threaten Biden's Legislative Agenda

In this episode, Scott Hecker, Senior Counsel in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth's Washington, DC office, and Scott Mallery, Counsel in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth's Sacramento office, discuss the impact of moderate Democratic senators' independence on President Biden's nominees and policy objectives.

Despite Democrats' controlling the White House and both houses of Congress, it isn't all smooth sailing for President Biden in implementing his policy priorities. Scott and Scott discuss what factors have slowed the anticipated velocity of change, what the evenly divided Senate means for some of the more contentious ideas in President Biden's agenda, and how the Senate's composition impacts nomination battles.

Originally Published by Seyfarth Shaw, March 2021

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