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11/5/18
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News  —  Politico

Filing season concerns creep back

Yet another alarm bell has sounded on a possible delay in the upcoming tax filing season.

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5/26/17
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News  —  Boston Globe

Visa shortage leaves Cape tourist businesses scrambling

Foreign worker visas have become a “political football,” said Patrick O’Neill, a principal at Public Strategies Washington Inc., a public affairs firm that represents a coalition of seasonal businesses in New England.

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4/18/17
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News  —  Bloomberg BNA

Group Suing IRS for Trump’s Tax Returns Seen Unlikely to Win

Floyd L. Williams, a senior tax counsel at Public Strategies Washington Inc., said he would be surprised if the group’s Section 6103(k)(3) argument could be used as a way to obtain Trump’s tax returns.

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4/17/17
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Vermont businesses scramble to find temp workers

Patrick O'Neill, is working on behalf of the New England Seasonal Business Coalition, said his primary mission is to insert an exemption to the H-2B cap for returning workers as part of this year's federal spending bill.

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2/15/17
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News  —  Cape Cod Times

Business owners scramble to get summer workers

Late last year, Hay, McNulty and eight other business owners on the Outer Cape hired Public Strategies Washington, a lobbying firm, to help reform the H-2B program.

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11/10/16
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News  —  Bloomberg BNA

Race for Chair of House Energy and Commerce Up in the Air

“I think the growing sense is that whoever Ryan wants will become the next chairman,” Vieson said of the race. “It would be the same for whoever is speaker.”

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11/9/16
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News  —  Bloomberg BNA

No Change Expected to Senate Energy Committee Leadership

Chris Vieson, partner at PSW. who served as director of floor operations for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), told Bloomberg BNA there appears to be a good chance of getting a Senate Energy Bill in the lame duck.

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7/21/16
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News  —  Politico Morning Tax

House GOP floats comprehensive revamp of the IRS in its tax reform blueprint

Floyd Williams of Public Strategies Washington, who was director of legislative affairs at the IRS for 16 years, told Morning Tax that there was good and bad among the proposed GOP changes.

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6/8/16
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News  —  Bloomberg BNA

Clinton-Trump Race Reveals Contrasts on Environment

Policy issues will likely play less of a role in this election “than in any other election we've had,” Vieson said. Rather, it could focus more on character and temperament, similar to the Republican primary that was largely driven by personality.

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