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July 2018

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a friend of business…

President Trump’s nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court potentially creates the most pro-business high court in several decades.

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Wheeler will stabilize EPA after disorder and discord under Pruitt…

The replacement of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by his deputy, Andrew Wheeler, should bring a significant change in leadership style but little change in the pursuit of President Trump’s directive to roll back the environmental regulations of the Obama administration..

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Federal government expands small business access to association health plans…

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new regulations that give small businesses more access to association health plans (AHPs) so that employers may join together by industry or location to sponsor group health coverage for their employees.

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Is your company’s website ADA compliant?

There has been a surge in lawsuits charging that business websites are not accessible to speech- and hearing-impaired customers as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Senate takes a small step toward reining in Trump on trade…

After months of quietly watching President Trump impose new trade tariffs on the rest of the world, the Senate took a symbolic step to let the president know it wasn’t pleased.

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New rules make it easier to deport foreign technical workers…

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department (USCIS) has introduced a new rule that will make it easier to deport foreign workers whose request for a visa extension has been rejected.

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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.