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Mehlman Consulting Releases 2023 Fall Congressional Outlook

September 6, 2023

The Senate is back, the House returns next week, and there are only 11 legislative days both Chambers are in session before the end of the Fiscal Year (September 30). In honor of the start of football...


White House goes all in on ‘Bidenomics’

June 27, 2023

President Biden is attempting to coin a term central to his economic message in 2024: “Bidenomics,” using the slogan to highlight the work his administration has done to turn the economy around wh...


Washington DC’s 500 Most Influential People

May 9, 2023

Here’s our list of the experts and advocates, outside the government, who are playing big roles in Washington’s policy debates. For our third annual edition of the Most Influential People Shapi...


Republicans Effectively Voted to Raise Taxes. They’re Fine With That.

April 29, 2023

The party, united for decades around the view that net tax increases are unacceptable, on Wednesday advanced debt-ceiling legislation that would raise taxes by more than $300 billion over a ...


Healthcare coverage for millions in U.S. will turn on a debate emerging in Washington

March 10, 2023

WASHINGTON —  After being eclipsed by immigration, crime and other issues in recent years, healthcare is moving back toward center stage in American politics. It’s a shift that has divided R...


Business Leaders Need Smarter Strategies to Navigate the Culture Wars

March 6, 2023

In addition to inflation, deglobalization & disruptive innovation, 2023 CEOs confront expanding culture wars. To successfully navigate them, C-suites need to follow four rules, offered below. "...


HILL TAX BRIEFING: GOP Jockeys for Ways and Means Subcommittees

January 11, 2023

Now that Republicans have named Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) as the next chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the scramble is on to chair subcommittees and begin oversight. The par...


Mehlman Issues New Report Looking Ahead to the 118th Congress

December 21, 2022

Today, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas released a new report that identifies the key issues that Congress and the Biden Administration will confront next year. While Congress is racing to finis...


Dean Rosen, David Thomas, and Mike Robinson Named in The Hill's 2022 Top Lobbyists List

December 7, 2022

Three of our partners, Dean Rosen, David Thomas, and Mike Robinson, have all been included on The Hill's 2022 annual list of top lobbyists. The list honors the corporate lobbyists, hired guns, associa...


Mehlman 2022 Election Analysis

November 21, 2022

(CNN): The Devil You Know Election: “In a slide deck seeking to understand what happened in the 2022 election, Republican lobbyist Bruce Mehlman wrote: ‘Voters sought stability at a time of height...


In HELP’s top Republican, K Street hopes for a dealmaker

November 18, 2022

Lobbyists are ready for Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to lead Republicans on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee — touting him as a dealmaker who can work across party l...


Telehealth: “Should I Stay or Should I Go…?”

August 17, 2022

Up until a few years ago, the prevailing perception of telehealth was that it was some futuristic, Jetson-like nice-to-have for a limited set of use cases. Of course, this was misguided, but it r...


The View from The Corner Office

June 16, 2022

As an expert on America’s complex health care system, Dean Rosen G’90, L’90 says health care became his focus by accident, but has endured because of his work’s important interplay and interse...


Washington’s Most Influential People

May 3, 2022

Washington’s Most Influential People: THE 250 EXPERTS AND ADVOCATES—OUTSIDE THE GOVERNMENT—WHO’LL BE SHAPING THE POLICY DEBATES OF THE YEARS TO COME. There’s an old story about a senator ...


POLITICO Influence: ‘Telehealth Cliff’ Draws Lobbying From Nontraditional Players

February 11, 2022

POLITICO Influence: ‘Telehealth Cliff’ Draws Lobbying From Nontraditional Players ‘TELEHEALTH CLIFF’ DRAWS LOBBYING FROM NONTRADITIONAL PLAYERS: “Ahead of an election-year spending sho...


Down to the Wire: What to Expect as Congress Hurdles Towards Critical December Deadlines

November 15, 2021

Down to the Wire: What to Expect as Congress Hurdles Towards Critical December Deadlines True to form, the nation’s most infamous procrastinating governmental body finds itself bumping up on severa...


Bipartisan wins are there for the taking

September 10, 2021

Reports of the death of bipartisanship in Washington are greatly exaggerated. From making drinking water safer to improving surface transportation to declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday, lawmakers ...


Black Men Are Missing from Washington’s Key Power Centers

July 28, 2021

About the authors: Paul N.D. Thornell is a principal at Mehlman Consulting and a board member of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Larry Parks is chair of the Potomac Coalition. Kev...