WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, introduced new legislation to expand the category of workers that can benefit from equity compensation to the critical gig workforce. H.R. 8280, the Gig Worker Equity Compensation Act, which complements the Pandemic Unemployment Insurance extended to gig…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and a bipartisan group of senators called for enforcement action to address practices of pharmaceutical companies that threaten to undermine the 340B Drug Pricing Program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The 340B program requires drug companies to sell discounted prescription drugs to safety net hospitals,…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Make PPE in America Act. The bill requires the Defense Logistics Agency to issue longer-term contracts to make Personal Protective Equipment in America. The Senate co-sponsors were Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI). ​ Rep. Budd said in a…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) introduced the Veterans National Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act. The bill would direct the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a pilot program for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While serving…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Kennedy (R-LA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Rick Scott (R-FL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Rob Portman (R-OH), David Perdue (R-GA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), James Inhofe (R-OK), and John Boozman…

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Today, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hybrid hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the Administration’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to rebuild the record-breaking economy Americans experienced before the coronavirus. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Ranking Republican of the Financial Services Committee delivered opening remarks…

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U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC), co-sponsored the annual Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). This bipartisan legislation would increase certain VA benefits including disability and dependent compensation, clothing allowances, and dependency and indemnity compensation to surviving spouses and children to reflect increases…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to President Donald Trump outlining significant concerns regarding reports that Oracle Corp. confirmed a deal with ByteDance to become a “trusted technology provider” for TikTok’s U.S.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to posthumously award Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor. “Emmett Till’s brutal murder, and his grieving mother Mamie’s incredible courage and resolve in its aftermath, galvanized the Civil Rights movement and changed…

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