The Power of the Executive Branch – Obama Administration – More, Less, or the Same?

In both Democratic and Republican administrations, the President’s use of executive power and actions – or inaction – by federal agencies have been criticized and scrutinized by members of Congress and the courts.  Throughout his presidency, like his predecessors, President Obama has used his executive authority on recess appointments, executive orders, and to implement policy priorities.  Federal agencies also have used their power to take actions in response to a deadlocked Congress.  In his recent state of the union, President Obama made clear his intention to exercise his executive power to the maximum.

Are you curious about how the Executive Branch – the White House and federal agencies – is exerting power and influence over programs and policies, especially in the context of the current Congress and President Obama’s indication he plans to issue numerous executive orders?  My colleagues, Scott Coffina and Charlie Rose, will provide a peek behind the curtain of the Executive Branch and share their respective experiences working in the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Please join us this Tuesday, March 25th – either in person or online – to learn about how interest groups can respond to both threats and opportunities stemming from the power being exerted by the Executive Branch.  To RSVP, please click here.

November 6th Webinar: Top Ten Ways Hospitals and Health Systems Can Survive in the Current Federal Health Care Policy Environment

Health care providers are facing the most dynamic and uncertain regulatory, legislative and fiscal environment in more than a generation. Increasingly, hospitals and health systems need to develop and maintain comprehensive government relations programs that address their site-specific or system-specific concerns. Federal government relations efforts are an integral component to health care providers’ business planning and strategic operations.

Join Ilisa Halpern Paul, Managing Government Realtions Director, Drinker Biddle’s Lobbying and Advocacy Team, and Meghan Woltman, Vice President, Government & Community Relations at Advocate Health Care, on November 6, 2013 for a complimentary webinar that will review the ten best practices with respect to federal health policy and government relations. The webinar will help guide providers in evaluating existing efforts and will provide recommendations for the most effective federal government relations program to navigate the ever-changing federal policy environment. For more information or to register, see here.

Drinker Biddle Webinar on 2013 Regulatory and Economic Outlook

It’s not too late to RSVP for tomorrow’s “2013 Regulatory and Economic Outlook” webinar featuring Drinker Biddle’s Lobbying and Advocacy Team Senior Government Relations Director Jodie Curtis, Drinker Biddle Counsel Heather B. Abrigo, and Drinker Biddle Director of Growth Strategies Nick Araco.

The webinar, to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, will touch upon implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or health reform) and in particular what employers need to be thinking about, the debt ceiling debate, sequestration, and the current legislative and regulatory environments. For more information or to register, see http://www.drinkerbiddle.com/Register/2013-Regulatory-and-Economic-Outlook?Section=Events.

Drinker Biddle Webinar on 2013 Regulatory and Economic Outlook

Drinker Biddle’s Lobbying and Advocacy Team Senior Government Relations Director Jodie Curtis will be joining Heather B. Abrigo, Counsel, Drinker Biddle, and Nick Araco, Director of Growth Strategies, Drinker Biddle, to present a webinar on “2013 Regulatory and Economic Outlook.” The webinar, to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, will touch upon implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or health reform), the debt ceiling debate, sequestration, and the current legislative and regulatory environments. For more information or to register, see http://www.drinkerbiddle.com/Register/2013-Regulatory-and-Economic-Outlook?Section=Events.

Drinker Biddle Announces HIPAA Webinar Series

Drinker Biddle’s Government Relations and Health Care panel will host a three part webinar on the implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule. Click here to register for any or all of the upcoming webinars.

Part I: Business Associate Agreements, March 14, 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT / 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m ET

Part II: Research, Marketing & Sales, April 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT / 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Part III: Breach Notification, April 16, 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT / 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Questions? Please contact Diane Olsen at Diane.Olsen@dbr.com or(312) 569-1902.