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Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden is a podcast from the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Each episode, the firm's government relations professionals and attorneys will offer insights on expected legislative and regulatory changes during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office.

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Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden is a podcast from the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Each episode, the firm's government relations professionals and attorneys will offer insights on expected legislative and regulatory changes during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office.

    Vice President Kamala Harris – What Will the Role of the VP Be Under Biden?

    Vice President Kamala Harris – What Will the Role of the VP Be Under Biden?

    History was made in more ways than one when the new administration officially moved into the White House in January. With the election of Joe Biden as president, the U.S. welcomed its first woman and first woman of color to the second-highest office in the nation.

    On the final episode of Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden, we talk about Vice President Kamala Harris and her role going forward as not just VP but the deciding vote in a Senate split 50/50. Host Lloyd Freeman, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Buchanan, talks with returning guest Liz Westbrook, Senior Advisor in Buchanan's Federal Government Relations practice in Washington, D.C., about Harris and what her priorities will be in the years ahead.

    In this episode, Lloyd and Liz cover:

    - The biggest impacts Vice President Harris has already made in her first three months

    - What her role as the tie-breaking vote in the split Senate means for Democrats’ ability to pass legislation over the next two years at least

    - The powers of budget reconciliation and how the Vice President has an outsized role in that

    - The biggest differences between the President and Vice President

    - What responsibilities Vice President Harris may have in shaping immigration legislation and other priorities

    - The unique role of a young Vice President alongside the oldest person ever elected President

    - The Vice President’s chances of being at the top of the Democratic ticket in 2024

    For info on Buchanan’s capabilities in Federal Government Relations, visit: https://www.bipc.com/government-relations-and-public-policy.

    To read more about Liz Westbrook, visit: https://www.bipc.com/elizabeth-westbrook.

    To read more about Lloyd Freeman, visit: https://www.bipc.com/lloyd-freeman.

    To listen to Lloyd's podcast, Dimensions of Diversity, visit: https://anchor.fm/dimensions-of-diversity.

    • 12 min
    Education - Relief Coming for Institutions and Students Alike?

    Education - Relief Coming for Institutions and Students Alike?

    Education under the Joe Biden administration will look vastly different from how it was under former President Donald Trump for many reasons. Certainly Betsy DeVos’s focus on charter schools is gone, but there are three key pieces of policy that have or will come out in 2021 that are sure to affect education – the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, budget planning for 2022 and the new infrastructure bill.

    On this episode of Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden, Jim Wiltraut and Chuck Kolling, senior principals in Buchanan’s Federal Government Relations practice, discuss the future of education under President Biden. Beyond new policy, there’s much to discuss in the world of student debt relief and Kolling shares his thoughts on what those in the higher education space need to know.

    In this episode, Chuck and Jim cover:

    - The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and what impact it will have on educational institutions

    - The return of earmarks in the federal budget process for 2022 and what those in education should be saying to their representatives

    - President Biden’s infrastructure bill and what might be available for colleges and universities

    - Federal student loan debt forgiveness and whether or not the President will actually move to forgive all or some of it

    - How the President and his Department of Education may address the future of schools in the COVID and post-COVID world

    - The biggest differences in approach between Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and current secretary Miguel Cardona

    To find out more about Buchanan's experience in the education space, visit: https://www.bipc.com/education

    For info on Buchanan’s capabilities in Federal Government Relations, visit: https://www.bipc.com/government-relations-and-public-policy

    To read more about Jim Wiltraut, visit: https://www.bipc.com/james-wiltraut

    To read more about Chuck Kolling, visit: https://www.bipc.com/charles-kolling

    And finally, head to www.BIPC.com to learn more about Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

    • 20 min
    Defense – A Return to More “Traditional” American Foreign Policy?

    Defense – A Return to More “Traditional” American Foreign Policy?

    There may be a misconception in the public that the transition from President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden would be a net negative for those with business in the defense sector. However, from President Biden's past statements and recent actions, that’s not necessarily the case, and it's more the progressives in the Democratic Party who dominate much of the conversation about Defense budget cuts.

    In the sixth episode of Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden, Jayson Wolfgang, litigation partner and managing shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney's Harrisburg, PA office, is joined by Jim Wiltraut, a senior principal in the firm's government relations practice in D.C.

    In this episode, Jayson and Jim cover:

    - The White House's likely approach to Defense spending and where there may be cuts to the budget

    - The biggest differences in approach to Defense between President Biden and former President Trump

    - How micro aggressions from Russia, China, North Korea change the landscape of defense and where money gets spent

    - How the steel industry specifically may be impacted by the new administration and its approach to Defense

    -  COVID-19 relief bills and whether they did enough to protect and help those with contracts in the Defense industry

    For info on Buchanan’s capabilities in Federal Government Relations, visit: https://www.bipc.com/government-relations-and-public-policy

    To read more about Jim Wiltraut, visit: https://www.bipc.com/james-wiltraut

    To read more about Jayson Wolfgang, visit: https://www.bipc.com/jayson-wolfgang

    And finally, head to www.BIPC.com to learn more about Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

    • 18 min
    Energy – What Powers America Under a Biden Administration?

    Energy – What Powers America Under a Biden Administration?

    President Biden has talked at length about the need to move toward more renewable energy sources. While some of his first acts as president walk that talk, some do not and actually continue what was in place under the Trump Administration.

    In the fifth episode of Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden, Kim Pizzingrilli, Co-Chair of Buchanan's Energy team and the chair of the firm's Government Relations Practice Group in Pennsylvania, is joined by Ed Hild, principal in Buchanan’s Federal Government Relations practice in Washington, D.C.

    In this episode, Kim and Ed cover:

    - The contrast between President Biden and former President Trump when it comes to energy policy and approach

    - The surprising moves (or lack thereof) made by President Biden on energy policy

    - What the future of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) looks like

    - What exactly happened with the energy catastrophe in Texas

    - The future of the Green New Deal 

    - How Senators Lisa Murkowski and Joe Manchin can play a critical role in shaping energy policy for decades in the next two years.

    To find out more about Buchanan's experience in the energy industry, visit: https://www.bipc.com/energy

    For info on Buchanan’s capabilities in Federal Government Relations, visit: https://www.bipc.com/government-relations-and-public-policy

    To read more about Kim Pizzingrilli, visit: https://www.bipc.com/kim-pizzingrilli

    To read more about Ed Hild, visit: https://www.bipc.com/edward-hild

    And finally, head to www.BIPC.com to learn more about Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

    • 12 min
    Labor & Employment – New and Renewed Promises for Job Creation

    Labor & Employment – New and Renewed Promises for Job Creation

    While high unemployment has been a serious discussion in the world of COVID-19, President Joe Biden has promised plenty of new jobs to come now that he’s in the White House. How will any new laws or policy direction shape labor and employment regulations for companies? Will there be significant change that impacts the way businesses operate in Biden’s first 100 days?

    In the fourth episode of Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden, Joe Centeno, Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration Section; and Tim Costa, a principal on Buchanan's government relations team in D.C., discuss what's possible in job creation under the new administration.

    In this episode, Tim and Joe cover:

    - How President Biden can achieve the task of adding new jobs

    - The contrast between President Biden and President Trump when it comes to keeping manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

    - The future of the $15 per hour minimum wage and how that gets achieved

    - How COVID-19 impacted the labor market and whether the new COVID-19 relief bill can create new jobs

    - How the transmigration of workers from offices to the home will impact the labor market moving forward

    - California's Proposition 22 -- what it does and whether this law can and will be adopted in other states or even nationwide 

    To find out more about Buchanan's experience in the labor and employment industry, visit: https://www.bipc.com/labor-and-employment/.

    For info on Buchanan’s capabilities in Government Relations, visit: https://www.bipc.com/government-relations-and-public-policy

    To read more about Joe Centeno, visit: https://www.bipc.com/joseph-j.-centeno.

    To read more about Tim Costa, visit: https://www.bipc.com/timothy-costa

    And finally, head to www.BIPC.com to learn more about Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

    • 19 min
    Healthcare – What does the Road to the Public Option Look Like?

    Healthcare – What does the Road to the Public Option Look Like?

    President Joe Biden proposed building on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as his main healthcare goal by, among other things, introducing a public option. What does this mean for healthcare providers and insurers, and what steps will be taken in his first 100 days? What will the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) look like if President Biden’s selection for HHS secretary, current California AG Xavier Becerra, is confirmed?

    In the third episode of Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden, Mike Strazzella, practice group leader of Buchanan’s federal government relations practice and co-head of the firm’s D.C. office, and Bob Ramsey, co-chair of Buchanan’s healthcare industry group, discuss some of the biggest issues the White House faces to improve healthcare in the U.S.

    In this episode, Mike and Bob cover:

    - The biggest differences between President Biden’s views on healthcare and former President Trump’s

    - What President Biden can do to reform healthcare via the Oval Office and Executive Orders and what will require the help of the House and the Senate

    - What HHS might look like if Xavier Becerra is confirmed as secretary

    - What’s included in President Biden’s executive order signed in January claiming to strengthen Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, and how it impacts payors and providers

    - Predictions for the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, an opinion the Biden administration changed from his predecessor Donald Trump

    - What, if anything, can be done to change or improve healthcare legislation via budget reconciliation and what will require full votes from Congress

    To find out more about Buchanan's experience in the healthcare industry, visit: https://www.bipc.com/healthcare.

    To watch a recording of the Congressional Process Master Class Webinar Series on budget reconciliation that Mike mentions, visit: https://www.bipc.com/congressional-process-master-class-webinar-series-session-two.

    For info on Buchanan’s capabilities in Government Relations, visit: https://www.bipc.com/government-relations-and-public-policy

    To read more about Mike Strazzella, visit: https://www.bipc.com/michael-strazzella.

    To read more about Bob Ramsey, visit: https://www.bipc.com/robert-ramsey.

    And finally, head to www.BIPC.com to learn more about Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

    • 15 min

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