Webinar

2019 Legislative Look Ahead

January 23, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The 116th Congress has hit the ground running and the new Democratic House majority has rolled out several major pieces of legislation and will look to assert itself in the policy debates to come.

Join Bloomberg Government’s legislative analysts as they provide an overview of the new congress, an update on fiscal 2019 appropriations and a look ahead at the key dates to watch this year. They will also look at topics including:

  • The upcoming battles over the debt limit and discretionary spending caps
  • A potential infrastructure package
  • Possible Affordable Care Act fixes, drug pricing and other health legislation
  • Legislation to overhaul election and campaign finance rules
  • Expiring programs and other legislation

Speakers

Sarah-Babbage

Sarah Babbage
Legislative Analyst

Sarah writes analysis of tax and infrastructure legislation, as well as trade policy. She's been with Bloomberg Government since 2016. Previously, she researched the fiscal and economic health of state governments, as well as federal fiscal policy, at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sarah has a master's degree in Government from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in international development from McGill University.
Danielle-Parnass

Danielle Parnass
Deputy Team Leader

Danielle Parnass is deputy team lead for legislative analysis at Bloomberg Government and covers health, education, and agriculture. She also cohosts BGOV's "Suspending the Rules" podcast. Danielle previously worked at the House Financial Services Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and Congressional Budget Office doing communications, research, and analysis. She has a masters in public policy from Georgetown University and her bachelor's in journalism and government from the University of Maryland.
Adam-Schank

Adam Schank
Team Leader

Adam Schank leads Bloomberg Government's legislative analyst team. He joined BGOV in 2013 to cover health care and environmental policy after three years as an analyst for Congressional Quarterly's House Action Reports, where he covered those issues, as well as the federal budget process, appropriations, and energy development. He also analyzed federal regulations related to pollution control and utilities for CQ Legal. Schank has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree from the University of Minnesota - Duluth.
Michael-Smallberg

Michael Smallberg
Legislative Analyst

Michael Smallberg is a legislative analyst with Bloomberg Government. Previously, he was an investigator at the Project on Government Oversight, reporting on issues such as Wall Street oversight and the federal inspector general system. Michael has a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University.

Adam Taylor
Legislative Analyst

Adam M. Taylor is a legislative analyst with Bloomberg Government. He covers technology and communications, energy and environment, immigration, and judiciary issues before Congress. Prior to joining BGOV in 2015, he was in-house federal regulatory counsel for a communications company, and an associate in the regulatory group at an international law firm. Adam has a J.D. from Georgetown Law and a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Purdue University.
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