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Hot Topics in Public Policy: The State of State Affairs

Monday, October 30,12:00 pm-1:00 pm


The Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) is pleased to invite you to our upcoming panel on “The State of State Affairs.” This is the fifth panel in GAIN’s “Hot Topics in Public Policy” series, which focuses on issues currently — or soon-to-be — moving through the 115th Congress. These panels bring together thought leaders in the industry to discuss the current state-of-play, providing insights and intel to help attendees stay ahead of the game in the policy discussions heating up DC.

State officials and policymakers have more impact than ever on federal issues. Join GAIN for a panel on October 30th as we explore the relationship between federal and state policymaking and discuss critical issues within states, including:

  • Changes to ACA and its impact on state insurance markets
  • State Medicaid funding, particularly for those states who have expanded coverage
  • Potential tax code changes and its impact on state budgets
  • How tax reform impacts healthcare at the federal and state level

The panel will be moderated by former Senator Mark Pryor and will feature the following panelists:

  • Alex Hendrie, Americans for Tax Reform: Consumer impacts of tax reform
  • Max Behlke, National Conference of State Legislatures: The intersection of tax reform and healthcare policy at the state level
  • Brian Bowden, National Associations of Counties: Potential ACA changes in the states & state healthcare issues generally
  • Julian Hoffman, National Safety Council: Impacts of the opioid crisis

We look forward to seeing you there for an engaging and interactive discussion!

Special thanks to Venable LLP for hosting and providing lunch!

Today, Venable is an American Lawyer 100 law firm. With more than 600 attorneys in nine offices across the country, they are strategically positioned to advance their clients’ business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Their clients rely on Venable’s proven capabilities in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and government affairs.

We have designed this event to fully comply with US Senate Rule 35.1(d)(1), US House Ethics Manual pp. 41-47, and the U.S. Executive Branch Gift Rules regarding the “widely attended event” exception to the gift rules. US Senate and House staff are advised to consult with the US Senate and House Ethics Committee to confirm this analysis. US Executive Branch employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel. State and municipal employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel as to applicable gift rules for their jurisdiction before participating in the event.

This is an informal, off-the-record discussion that is closed to the media.


Monday, October 30
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
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