Hunter Bates Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Lobbying Preparations in Advance of Trump Administration
Akin Gump senior policy consultant Hunter Bates was quoted by The Wall Street Journal in the article “Companies Retool Lobbying as Donald Trump’s Administration Nears” regarding the efforts of corporations as they prepare for Republication control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. The article notes many are hoping to break the partisan logjam that has blocked the passage of legislation for six years.
According to the article, several policy areas are in play, including some for the first time since President Obama was elected in 2008. They include immigration, health care, the tax code, infrastructure and Wall Street regulations.
“Businesses are moving from defense to offense,” said Hunter Bates, a former chief of staff to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. “What we’re about to see is a host of issues going from gridlock to the goal line.”
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