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November 2016


Repealing Obamacare is Priority #1 for Trump and Congress...

Now that Republicans control the White House and both the House and Senate, they have their sights set on the repeal—or at least the evisceration—of Obamacare.


Look for major tax reduction legislation in 2017...

Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders are in complete agreement on the need for major reductions in individual and corporate tax rates, but they disagree on the best path to get there.


Ending illegal immigration with or without a wall...

As he did during his successful run for the White House, Trump will make immigration a central focus of his administration.


Trump’s First 100 days promises to be busy...

In addition to his plans for tax reform, repeal of Obamacare and immigration reform—which are likely to take a few months to work their way through Congress—here are some of the other proposals in Trump’s 100-day plan, along with a look at how some of them are likely to fare in Washington.


Trump victory spells major changes for EPA and its climate policies...

The election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States means a fundamental change in the way the federal government deals with the environment and the threat of global warming.


Supreme Court will tilt—and possibly slant heavily—to the right under Trump...

Trump has promised to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Anthony Scalia with someone “in the mold” of Scalia, and the president-elect has proposed a list of potential nominees who would fulfill that promise. Filling that seat with a conservative jurist would quickly restore the rightward tilt of the high court, giving conservatives a 5-4 edge.


Regulatory activity will take on a more pro-business tone under Trump...

Look for various federal departments and agencies to start moving away from their current pro-labor, anti-business tilt as Trump appointees take control of programs and policies.



Congress likely to face gridlock despite the Trump victory...

Despite the fact that Republicans will control both the House and Senate while enjoying one of their own in the White House for the first time in eight years, don’t expect the deadlocks that have tied up lawmakers to suddenly disappear.




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Gene Goldenberg has joined us in Washington, D.C., as a consultant on federal, legislative and public policy issues. Gene is an accomplished Washington professional with three decades of experience in business, government affairs, public relations and journalism.

Most recently, he has operated his own consulting business specializing in government affairs and business consulting for corporate and association clients. Prior to that, Gene served in senior management positions with Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tax and Accounting) and H&R Block, Inc. following an award-winning career as a Washington journalist with newspaper and magazine publishers.

In his corporate positions, Gene played a key role directing relations with numerous federal and state government agencies and twice has served as president of the leading association in the tax software and tax preparation industries. His many years managing business-to-business sales and marketing have given him a broad understanding of the problems and challenges facing small to medium sized companies.

His earlier journalism career included writing about Congress, the White House and numerous federal agencies for the Scripps-Howard Newspaper group as well as the Kiplinger Washington Letter and other business publications. Gene holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University.