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Nota Bene Episode 31: Mexican Border Closure, Obamacare, and Mueller’s Report with Jonathan Meyer

April 10, 2019

It can often be difficult to understand all of the ramifications of the current administration’s political actions and the effect on U.S. companies doing business across borders. We’re taking a closer look at several trending events including the potential Mexican border closure, another government shutdown, Obamacare, the Mueller report, and current Congressional oversight.

Joining host Michael Cohen today is repeat guest, Jonathan Meyer. Jonathan is a partner at Sheppard Mullin and counsels clients on their interactions with federal and state government, as well as cybersecurity, homeland security, Congressional oversight and immigration, among other challenges.

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What We Discuss in this Episode:

What does closing the border with Mexico really mean?

How would a border closure affect the U.S. economy?

Is it normal behavior to threaten border closure in the absence of a national security threat?

Does a border closure fly in the face of other treaties, like NAFTA, and commitments that the U.S. is committed to?

Can a President unilaterally cancel a treaty?

What does the Federal Reserve Board do and why is Steve Moore’s nomination to the Board controversial?

How has the President managed to be so successful at influencing bureaucracies that should otherwise be immune from influence?

Will there be another government shutdown?

What three things could converge in 2019 and contribute to another government shutdown?

What will happen with Obamacare given changes to the tax code and a new Court decision?

Will the American public ever know the contents of the Mueller report?

Where does Congressional oversight sit right now?