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Across the Aisle: Bipartisan Perspectives, a virtual discussion between CA Attorney General Rob Bonta and TN Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti

BGR Group, Capitol Advocacy, and Stateside Associates were excited to collaborate and kickoff, “Across the Aisle: Bipartisan Perspectives,” featuring a virtual discussion between Attorney General Rob Bonta (California) and Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti (Tennessee). The attorneys general showcased how bipartisan collaboration can tackle critical issues facing our nation, such as consumer protection, online safety, and organized crime.

BGR Gives Back in 2023

In 2023, the BGR Foundation was proud to support several charitable organizations around the DMV and the country. In addition, BGR team members have donated resources and time to the Arlington Food Assistance Center which provides dignified access to groceries to people in need in Northern Virginia and Comfort Cases which provides comfort and support to children in foster care.

Through service and support, BGR Group is working to improve our community and provide assistance to these vital organizations and the people they serve.

Learn more about how BGR gave back in 2023 in our Foundation Recap below:

 

 

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BGR Views: Meet Labriah Lee Holt

BGR Welcomes Labriah Lee Holt to the State and Local Advocacy Practice.

BGR Views: Meet Syd Terry

BGR welcomes our newest team member Syd Terry and he discuses BGR’s Quarterly Outlook and projections for the next few weeks and months in Congress.

 

BGR Views: 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington

BGR State and Local Advocacy Vice President Keiffer Mitchell discusses the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington and his family’s special connection to the original event.

 

BGR Views: Breaking down the Basel III Proposal

BGR Financial Services Practice Head Andy Lewin, Keaghan Ames, and Advisory Board Member Brigit Polichene break down the latest banking standards proposal known as Basel III.

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Closing the Digital Divide: Allocation of Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program Funding to States

On June 28, 2023 BGR held a virtual briefing, “Closing the Digital Divide: Allocation of Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program Funding to States” moderated by Ryan Palmer, Microsoft Airband Global Digital Equity Strategist, and hosted by Loren Monroe, head of BGR’s State and Local Practice.

BGR Founding Partner Haley Barbour Joins Former President Clinton to Honor Legacy of Former Mississippi Governor Winter

May 3, 2022

BGR Founding Partner and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour joined former President Bill Clinton and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson at the Two Mississippi Museums – the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum – in a bipartisan tribute to former Mississippi Governor William Winter and former Mississippi First Lady Elise Winter. Governor Winter, who died in 2020, was remembered as an advocate for racial reconciliation and education reform, and Mrs. Winter, who died less than a year after her husband, as an avid volunteer who worked tirelessly to end homelessness.

Among the Winters’ greatest legacies were their contributions in realizing the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the state bill for which was signed into law in 2011 by Governor Barbour; Governor Winter and Justice Anderson had been instrumental in lobbying the Mississippi legislature to pass the bill. Ground was broken in 2013, and the museum finally opened in December 2017. In addition to serving as Governor of Mississippi, William Winter had served at President Clinton’s National Advisory Board on Race. Ceremony attendees included fellow Mississippians Congressman Bennie Thompson, former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, Congressman Michael Guest, former Governor Phil Bryant, and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.

 

BGR experts discuss: What a no-fly zone over Ukraine would mean for the U.S. and NATO

PBS Newshour

There have been growing calls in recent days for the United States and NATO to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine. Ukrainian President Zelensky reiterated the plea on Monday, but what is a no-fly zone and how would it work? For that we turn to two former U.S. ambassadors to NATO. Retired Army Lt. General Doug Lute and Kurt Volker join Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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