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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson - by: Wikicago

On February 25, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson will replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who is retiring from the bench upon confirmation of […]

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Washington D.C. City Hall

On February 18, a Special Legislative Meeting of the Council of the District of Columbia will be held. Chairman Phil Mendelson is calling the 13 councilmembers to come together under Council Rule 303(b) to consider legislation concerning COVID-19 vaccine mandates […]

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February 16, 2022  •  

By-Election Called in Alberta

Alberta Legislature Building - Timorose

On March 15, a by-election will be held to elect a member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the electoral division of Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche. After a six-month wait, and on the last possible day authorized by law, […]

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Today, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published its price index adjustments for expenditure limitations and the federal lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold has increased for 2022 from $19,300 to $20,200. This threshold amount is adjusted annually. […]

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On January 30, the process began for federal agencies to begin incorporating a $15 minimum wage in new contract solicitations. By March 30, 2022, all agencies will need to implement the minimum wage into new contracts. Federal agencies are also […]

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Justice Breyer - by: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, Photographer: Steve Petteway

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer is retiring from the bench, according to the New York Times. The announcement is expected to formally be announced tomorrow, January 27, by President Joe Biden. Breyer, at 83, is currently the oldest […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 21, President Joe Biden nominated Dara Lindenbaum to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). FEC Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced last week he would be stepping down as commissioner upon the nomination and […]

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Burlington, Ontario City Hall - The Fwanksta, Public domain

The Lobbyist Registry for the city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada has officially gone live on the city’s website this month. A new lobbying law, passed on October 19, 2021, requires consultant lobbyists, in-house lobbyists, and voluntary unpaid lobbyists to file […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 21, Federal Election Commission (FEC) Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced he would be stepping down as commissioner. In his press release, Walther stated he will step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his replacement. Serving on […]

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US Capitol - by Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons

On January 20, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly introduced the Ban Corporate PACs Act. The legislation, Senate Bill 3528, amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to eliminate the ability of for-profit corporations to establish and manage separate segregated funds […]

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January 18, 2022  •  

Meet our Expert – George Ticoras

Meet George Ticoras, Esq., Manager, International Research Services! What are your areas of expertise? The daily focus of my work is covering the lobbying landscape throughout Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the rest of the world. How many years of […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 13, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) decided to revise its PAC registration form to explicitly include designations for superPACs and Hybrid Committees. At its open meeting, the FEC approved a motion instructing the agency’s staff to expand Form […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 11, the Federal Election Commission announced its civil monetary penalty amounts adjusted for inflation. The potential fines for civil violations of federal campaign finance laws have increased to range from $6,523 to $76,280, from the previous range of […]

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Elections Canada has published the federal contribution limits for the 2022 calendar year. In 2022, individuals may contribute up to $1,675 to independent candidates, leadership candidates, registered parties, and to, in total, all of the registered associations, nomination contestants and […]

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