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Alex Hecht is Executive Vice President & Director of Operations, ML Strategies, in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He is an attorney with more than 10 years of senior-level experience in Congress and trade associations. Prior to joining ML Strategies, Alex was the lead policy counsel for Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) on health insurance market reform, individual and employer-based insurance, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and health care tax incentives. Alex is also an adjunct assistant professor of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services.

With all eyes in Washington focused on tax reform, let’s not forget that there is a hard deadline approaching to address funding of federal activities with the current continuing resolution (CR) set to expire soon. The CR has been in effect since the start of the current fiscal year on October 1 and runs through December 8. This CR is the current vehicle for extension of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, and is a temporary measure. Continue Reading Proposed Framework for EB-5 Reform – Headed for Omnibus in December?