Washington in Review

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Our take on the changes coming out of Washington and what they mean for our Technology, Media and Telecommunications clients.

What happened in Washington ​the past two weeks?

Congress may be in recess until April 29, but the rest of us are carrying on business as usual as we’re seeing a lot of policy action both in the states and internationally. The US is in the midst of ongoing trade talks with Japan and the EU. Because of escalating privacy concerns, states and the federal government are considering legislation to regulate IoT devices. The White House unveiled its new plans for 5G deployment and increased accessibility for rural broadband. Bipartisan interest in examining Section 230 protections for big tech companies is heating up once again. We cover these issues and more in this week’s edition of the WiRe.

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What happened in Washington 
​the past two weeks? ​
What happened in Washington 
​the past two weeks? ​
This week in Washington was filled with everything from high-profile indictments to an assortment of congressional hearings, elections in several key states, and the beginning of a 13-day presidential tour through five Asian nations. However, the Republican’s proposal for sweeping tax reform has taken immediate precedence as the party races to pass legislation before year-end.
This week in Washington was filled with everything from high-profile indictments to an assortment of congressional hearings, elections in several key states, and the beginning of a 13-day presidential tour through five Asian nations. However, the Republican’s proposal for sweeping tax reform has taken immediate precedence as the party races to pass legislation before year-end.
This week in Washington was filled with everything from high-profile indictments to an assortment of congressional hearings, elections in several key states, and the beginning of a 13-day presidential tour through five Asian nations. However, the Republican’s proposal for sweeping tax reform has taken immediate precedence as the party races to pass legislation before year-end.
This week in Washington was filled with everything from high-profile indictments to an assortment of congressional hearings, elections in several key states, and the beginning of a 13-day presidential tour through five Asian nations. However, the Republican’s proposal for sweeping tax reform has taken immediate precedence as the party races to pass legislation before year-end.
Now that the dust has almost settled on a contentious midterm election season, Congress is racing to pass priority legislation before the new session begins in January. We dive into the policy implications of the election and the outlook for the next Congress. In addition, we cover data privacy investigations, new trade agreements, changes to satellite internet regulation, and more.

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