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April 2017

Burned by health care loss, Trump team approaches tax reform with care...

Still seething from the rejection of his Obamacare repeal plan by congressional Republicans, President Trump and his senior advisors are putting together a very different game plan in their efforts to win approval for a major tax reform measure.

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Republicans continue to repeal Obamaís recent regulations...

With the support and encouragement of the Trump White House, Congressional Republicans are continuing their campaign to repeal regulations imposed by in the waning days of the Obama administration.

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NLRB joint-employer rule under attack in Congress and the courts...

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule making companies responsible for labor law violations committed by franchisees or contractors is under broad attack in Congress and the courts.

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Trump team plans even deeper cuts in EPA programs...

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been a primary target of President Trumpís efforts to dramatically cut back on government regulations since the day he was elected. But a newly revealed plan for the EPA budget shows that the reductions at EPA may be far greater than originally anticipated.

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Trump transition shaping up as one of the slowest ever...

Despite the almost frenetic pace of announcements and twitter blasts from President Trump, it is becoming increasingly evident that key political positions throughout the federal government are being filled more slowly than in any other administration in recent memory.

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Supreme Court is likely to remain conservative for many years to come...

Polls have shown that the future direction of the U.S. Supreme Court was a decisive issue for millions of voters in the presidential election. Donald Trumpís victory over Hillary Clinton is likely to impact that direction for many years, if not decades, to come.

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Gene Goldenberg

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.