New Senate Chiefs

January 11, 2019 by TWN Staff

As new members of the U.S. Senate take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires.

StateU.S. SenatorChief of Staff
ArizonaMartha McSallyJustin Roth
ArizonaKyrsten SinemaMeg Joseph
FloridaRick ScottJackie Schutz Zeckman
IndianaMike BraunJosh Kelley
MissouriJosh HawleyKyle Plotkin
MississippiCindy Hyde-SmithBrad White
North DakotaKevin CramerMark Gruman
NevadaJacky RosenDara Cohen
TennesseeMarsha BlackburnChuck Flint
UtahMitt RomneyMatt Waldrip

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by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senators Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Pat Toomey, R-Penn., introduced the Restoring Investments in Improvements Act, bipartisan legislation that ensures restaurants and retailers can take full advantage of a 2017 tax law provision meant to spur renovations and investment. Last year’s Tax Cuts and... Read More

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by Dan McCue

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by Dan McCue

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by Dan McCue

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by Dan McCue

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Promote Energy Efficiency, Tech in Manufacturing Manufacturing
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by Dan McCue

Senators Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., introduced a bill this week to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers adopt technology to improve their business processes, increase their energy efficiency and curb the wasteful use of resources. The bill, titled the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act, stems... Read More

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