Rich Gold Returns with An Update on Washington, the Debt Limit, and Environmental Regulation
The Political LifeApril 17, 2023x
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Rich Gold Returns with An Update on Washington, the Debt Limit, and Environmental Regulation

Rich Gold returns to the podcast to talk with Jim about everything going on in Washington D.C. They talk about the looming debt limit, environmental regulation, and what is happening at his firm, Holland & Knight.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Rich's thoughts on the debt limit and everything that is currently going on with it.

    • The ways that Rich believes the Republicans have put themselves into a corner.

  • How many of the Republicans in the house that want significant cuts to the spending bill and why they seem to be pushing for it.

  • The priority of reform when it comes to natural power sources.

    • The work happening to continue to work towards the use of natural resources.

  • Rich's thoughts on the Biden Administration gearing up on the regulatory front.

  • The state of the regulatory environment in America versus other countries.

  • Rich's opinion on if it seems anyone is talking about this or if it isn't something people are too concerned about.

  • When things need to be finalized to keep a new president from meddling with it.

  • The approval rating of the government.

  • Senator Feinstein being asked to step down and how it is being received in Washington.

  • What's happening at Holland & Knight currently?

Rich Gold is the leader of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. The Public Policy & Regulation Group has been ranked among the top law and lobbying firms in Washington by publications including American Lawyer's Influence MagazineLegal 500 United States guide, Financial Times and U.S. News - Best Lawyers guide. Mr. Gold has been recognized as a top lobbyist in Washington by The HillThe National JournalWashington SmartCEOSuper LawyersWashingtonian and The Washington Business Journal.

In addition, Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide has recognized Mr. Gold since 2007.

Rich grew up in New York and New Hampshire He attended The University of Vermont for a B.S. in Business and obtained his J.D. from George Washington University. He served as a Staff Attorney, and later Special Assistant to Carol Browner at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rich served as a Special Assistant for Environmental Affairs to US Senator Lloyd Bentsen. He has worked at Holland & Knight for the last 25 years. “It’s really important in current times to understand that the process that we are involved in, advocating for public policy, is sacred, and something that most around the world don’t get to do.”