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August 2018

Congress pushes hard to avoid a government shut-down showdown…

The U.S. Congress is moving with unusual speed and dexterity toward passage of the annual spending bills that are needed to keep the government operating in the new fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1.


Trump administration stumbles in its rush to overturn Obama’s environmental rules…

President Trump has frequently boasted about the speed at which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reversing key elements of President Obama’s environmental rules.


OSHA seeks to roll back Obama-administration’s electronic recordkeeping rule…

The U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to rescind major parts of Obama-era rules that would eventually lead to publishing company accident and illness reports on the internet.


NLRB continues to attack pro-labor policies of the Obama-era board…

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), now controlled by President Trump’s appointees, continues its efforts to rollback pro-worker decisions issued by the Board when it was controlled by Democrats during the Obama administration.


EEOC files seven lawsuits alleging workplace harassment…

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed seven lawsuits against various employers, including United Airlines and the Piggly Wiggly grocery chain, charging them with harassment.


What’s in a name? Or in this case, what’s in an acronym?

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Congress passed and President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act, a wide-ranging series of reforms designed to change the rules and oversight for banks and other financial institutions.


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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.