Entries by Jeff Berkowitz

Supply Chain Reaction

Here’s what you need to know… Will there be anything under the Christmas tree this year? If you follow the news, you’re probably worried supply chain issues will be this year’s Grinch. Beyond holiday fears, however, there are even bigger supply chain worries for a wide range of industries whose effects will reverberate long after […]

Your Exclusive Guide to the Never-Ending “Infrastructure Week”

Here’s what you need to know… The last month in Congress looked a little like Groundhog Day as legislators moved closer than ever to passing major infrastructure investments, only to have the apparent consensus crumble over how and whether the bill should be linked to President Joe Biden’s broader “Build Back Better” reconciliation package. For […]

From Europe, With Disapointment

Here’s what you need to know… Contrasting himself with then-President Trump’s “America First” diplomacy, Joe Biden pledged during the campaign to strengthen America’s alliances to “address the most urgent global challenges.” Then-campaign advisor and now Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Biden’s foreign policy “means engaging the European Union instead … treating it like it’s […]

Under Pressure

Here’s what you need to know… Texas’ recent law restricting abortion is not just the latest flashpoint in the long running culture war. It is also the latest example of the growing pressures and expectations facing corporations in an increasingly divided America. Until recently, companies and coalitions avoided public policy fights outside of those that affected […]

A SPAC-tacular Explosion

Here’s what you need to know… The announcement of a new industry group is a frequent occurrence in Washington, particularly as emerging sectors or practices gain attention –fairly or not – inside the Beltway. With such scrutiny, growing industries beef up their presence in Washington because in the world of Washington physics, political and reputational […]

The Chips Are Down

Here’s what you need to know… Most Americans don’t think about the nation’s supply chain, but recently, they’ve discovered the consequences of its fragility. Shortages on important technology, like microchips, have driven up the prices of everything from cars to computers – if they’re even in stock – and experts predict it will take years […]

The Great Compromise May Be Dead

Twenty years ago, a newly inaugurated President George W. Bush faced an evenly split Senate, a slim House majority, and volatile public sentiment after a hotly contested, divisive election result. Securing legislative victories would require bipartisanship and compromise, American traditions dating as far back as The Great Compromise – negotiated over the 4th of July […]

Trends In Energy Infrastructure: Mid-Year Update

In This Issue: What the recent Exxon shareholder vote means for ESG activism Are environmentalists turning against the energy transition? Regulatory uncertainty is giving way to post-construction regulatory reversal Will the post-Colonial cybersecurity debate lead to legislative action? DESPITE RECENT EXXON WIN FOR ESG ACTIVISM, KEEPING FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL INTERESTS ALIGNED MAY PROVE DIFFICULT Financial And Political Shareholder Activism Merges For Exxon Vote. Company management and boards have long […]