Webcast: What’s Next? The Legislative and Policy Landscape in the 118th Congress

December 14, 2022

With the midterm elections behind us, we now know what the 118th Congress will look like and have a better sense of what the Legislative and Executive Branches will focus on over the next two years. Join us for a recorded presentation that provides an overview of the 118th Congress. We forecast what legislation could gain traction in the Senate and House and lay out what the Biden Administration priorities could look like with divided government.

Topics discussed:

  • Review of Midterm Election Results
  • Overall Landscape – 118th Congress
  • Antitrust – Overview of Notable Legislation and Potential Action
  • Energy – Discussion of Potential Legislative and Executive Efforts
  • Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance – Review of Likely Oversight Activity and Other Congressional Action
  • Financial Services – Regulation Versus Deregulation Efforts
  • Government Contracting – Potential Administration Action
  • Healthcare – Likelihood of Executive and Legislative Actions
  • Infrastructure – Overview of Administrative Implementation Efforts and Expected Oversight
  • Labor – Expected Administrative Actions and the Likelihood of Legislative Wins
  • National Security – Review of Executive Efforts and Potential Congressional Compromises
  • Taxes – Short Term Versus Long Term Efforts
  • Technology – Overview of Congressional Oversight and Legislation
  • Trade – Review of Administrative Efforts

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Michael Bopp is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He chairs the Congressional Investigations Subgroup and he is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Crisis Management Practice Groups. He also co-chairs the firm’s Public Policy Practice Group and is a member of its Financial Institutions Practice Group. Mr. Bopp’s practice focuses on congressional investigations, internal corporate investigations, and other government investigations.

Roscoe Jones is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, DC office, co-chair of the Firm’s Public Policy Group and a member of the Congressional Investigations practice group. Mr. Jones’s practice focuses on promoting and protecting clients’ interests before the U.S. Congress and the Administration, including providing a range of public policy services to clients such as strategic counseling, advocacy, coalition building, political intelligence gathering, substantive policy expertise, legislative drafting, and message development.

Danny Smith is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Public Policy practice group. Danny’s practice focuses on advancing clients’ interests before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. He provides a range of services to clients, including political advice, intelligence gathering, policy expertise, communications guidance, and legislative analysis and drafting.

Amanda H. Neely is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Public Policy practice group. Prior to rejoining the firm, she served as Director of Governmental Affairs for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and General Counsel to Senator Rob Portman. She has represented clients undergoing investigations by several congressional committees, including the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.


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