Building a Better Business Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Political Climate of 2020
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When: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Online (Microsoft Teams)
United States
Contact: Erica Lavigne

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Building a Better Business Webinar

Building a Better Business Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Political Climate of 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused severe economic disruption and required an unprecedented response from policymakers, but the consequences will be felt for the foreseeable future. As states proceed with plans to reopen, what trends are we seeing and should we be preparing for a potential second wave arriving later this year? What progress is being made on the development of treatments and vaccines to help lessen the risks? What are the core aspects of the policy response, and is there room for more action that provides support for the economy out of Washington? Longer term, what will be the impact on the 2020 election and the potential direction of policy should the makeup of government significantly change? Will political dynamics lead to continued deterioration of U.S.-China relations with a return to tit-for-tat confrontation that threatens the stability of economic ties between the two nations? With Chris Meekins’ experience working on public health emergencies at the Department of Health and Human Services and Ed Mills’ experience working on the House Financial Services Committee during the financial crisis, Chris and Ed will utilize their unique Washington experiences to answer these questions and more during the discussion. 

Presenters: Ed Mills, Managing Director, Washington Policy | Raymond James
Chris Meekins, Director, Washington Policy - Healthcare | Raymond James
(see below for full bios)

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The Workplace Retirement Group of Raymond James

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Ed Mills   Ed Mills joined Raymond James in November 2017 as a managing director and Washington policy analyst, bringing almost 20 years of Washington, D.C., experience. Mr. Mills concentrates on the impact of Washington on Wall Street, with a specific focus on elections, trade, Wall Street reform, housing finance policy, taxation policy and tech regulation. He is frequently consulted by policymakers and stakeholders, and his work has been featured extensively in media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, the BBC, Fox Business, and CNBC. 

  Chris Meekins joined Raymond James in January 2019 as a Director and Washington policy analyst, bringing more than 10 years of Washington. D.C. experience to the firm. Mr. Meekins concentrates on the impact of Washington on Wall Street. In addition to broad topics like elections and government spending, he has a specific focus on health care policy including issues ranging from drug pricing to Medicare for All, to new health regulations. He is frequently consulting by policymakers and stakeholders. His work has been featured extensively in media outlets including the NY Times, Washington Post, POLITICO, Barron’s, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and CNBC.