House and Senate Set Committee Rosters for the 118th Congress

In the 118th Congress, political-party power is divided. The House is narrowly controlled by Republicans 222-213, and the Senate is narrowly controlled by Democrats 51-49. While divided control may make legislating difficult, House and Senate committees will look to move their respective party’s priorities forward in the hopes that compromise is achievable and/or to lay […]

Biden Administration Updates Its Regulatory Plan for 2023

On January 4, 2023, the Biden administration released its Fall 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, providing a detailed glimpse into the regulatory and deregulatory activities under development across approximately 67 federal departments, agencies and commissions. These semi-annual regulatory agendas report on the actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and […]

Is Your company Eligible for the Employee Retention Credit?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit designed to assist businesses in maintaining staff levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is still available, and some small businesses may still be able to take advantage of it. The ERC was initiated by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passed […]

New Jersey Neonic Ban Coming in 2023

On January 18, 2022, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed S.1016, a bill that restricts the outdoor use of neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides in the state. The bill’s passage followed a 54-21 vote in the Assembly and a 33-6 vote in the Senate. Supporters of the legislation argue that the bill’s passage will protect pollinator […]

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