2022 Elections: State of Affairs and Predictions for the Business Community

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Recorded On: 05/06/2022


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This is the recording of the 2022 ASA Staffing Law Conference session: 2022 Elections: State of Affairs and Predictions for the Business Community.

The Democratic party came out of the 2020 elections with a trifecta: control of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the White House. However, with Covid-19 and an unsteady economy causing havoc, the legislative nirvana that was predicted has yet to arrive. As we head toward the 2022 midterm elections, Democrats’ hold on the House and Senate looks tenuous, at best. What have been the accomplishments, and failures, of the Biden administration and the 116th Congress to date? What is the state of Covid-19 administrative and legislative efforts? Is more relief legislation on the way? As the 2022 midterm elections approach, can Democrats hold on to their majorities? If they do, what will the legislative agenda of the 117th Congress look like? And if they don’t, what does that mean for the administration and the business community heading into the 2024 elections?

Toby Malara, Esq.

Vice President, Government Relations

American Staffing Association

Malara is vice president of government relations for the American Staffing Association. He advises on all staffing-related legislation and regulation, including the Affordable Care Act, immigration/I-9, paid sick leave, sales tax, and per diem issues. He also directs the association’s political activities through its political action committee, StaffingPAC. Malara graduated from Georgetown University and earned a juris doctorate degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

Brandon C. Román, Esq.

Partner

Squire Patton Boggs

Román advises a wide array of domestic and international clients—including banks, nonbank financial institutions, financial market utilities, trade associations, and multinational corporations—on a variety of financial services and tax issues. He assists clients in developing comprehensive strategies to further their legislative and regulatory interests before Congress, relevant congressional committees, and various regulatory agencies. Román also assists various nonprofit organizations with their corporate formation, including assistance with obtaining tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service and state-level tax regulators, as well as advises nonprofit organizations on corporate governance and compliance issues. He is a member of the advisory committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro-bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.

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