WASHINGTON, DC – December 20, 2019 – GrayRobinson’s government affairs and lobbying group released its weekly federal lobbying newsletter, The Golden Apple, reporting on the most recent issues, individuals, and discourse deemed fairest in Washington. The House of Representatives vote on the two articles of impeachment against the President of the United States is discussed in the introduction. The newsletter continues on to discuss Congress approving two spending bills that will keep the government running through September 30, 2020. Other topics on the table this week are the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announcing final rules on which investments qualify for Opportunity Zone tax incentives. The “Confirmations, Nominations, Departures” section covers Representative Mark Meadows’ announcement to not seek reelection, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority announcing that Andrew Bailey will succeed Mark Carney as Governor. “Next Week in Washington” broadcasts the start of the second session of the 116th Congress on January 7, 2020, and “The Ellis Insight” gives Jim Ellis’ update on political news. Read this week’s newsletter here.