NEC Newsletter
November 2020
to the November 2020 edition of
The New England Council's Newsletter.

Upcoming Virtual Events
Post-Election Analysis with Charlie Cook
On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the Council will host a virtual conversation with respected political analyst Charlie Cook, the Editor & Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and Political Analyst for The National Journal Group.  Charlie will share his insights and analysis of the 2020 Presidential election, as well as the outcomes of key Congressional races.  

Thursday, November 19, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Recent Virtual Events
October Events Feature ISO New England CEO, Rep. Pingree, NIH Leaders, and More

The Council hosted a variety of informative and engaging virtual programs during the month of October:
  • October 2: Regional Energy Outlook featuring ISO New England's Gordon van Welie
  • October 3: Politics & Eggs with Corey Lewandowski
  • October 7: Capitol Hill Report with Rep. Chellie PIngree
  • October 8: Briefing on New England for Offshore Wind Coalition
  • October 16:  A Conversation with NIH Leaders
  • October 30: Opportunities with Federal Trade Agencies
Recordings of each of these programs are available on our YouTube Channel.

View our videos on YouTube
2020 Annual Celebration

Council Honors New Englanders of the Year During Virtual Annual Celebration
New England Council Annual Celebration 2020

On October 26, 2020, The New England Council honored our 2020 New Englanders of the Year during our virtual Annual Celebration.  This year's recipients were:
  • Marianne Harrison, President & CEO, John Hancock
  • Udit Batra, Incoming CEO, Waters Corporation, Former CEO, MilliporeSigma
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Ibram X. Kendi , Ph.D., Founder & Director, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research
  • The Honorable Jim McGovern, U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District
  • The Honorable Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, 2013-2017
We are grateful to the over 1,000 guests who joined us for the virtual program, and to all our sponsors for their generous support of the Council's ongoing work.  If you missed the program live, you can watch online by clicking below.
More Information
Post Election Policy Outlook Series
Policy Committees to Host Briefings on Federal Policy Outlook in 2021
Over the next two months, The New England Council's various Policy Committees will be hosting a series of "Post Election Policy Outlook" virtual meetings.  Each of these programs will focus on a specific industry or issue area, and will feature presentations and briefings from Council members and other experts on the impact of the Presidential and Congressional election results on federal policy in 2021.  

Several of these virtual meetings have already been confirmed (see below), and others will be announced in the coming days and weeks.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Council's Policy Staff.  
Post Election Policy Outlook: Transportation & Infrastructure
The NEC Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will host a Post Election Policy Outlook virtual meeting featuring presentations from former Representative Michael Capuano, Director of Public Affairs at Foley & Lardner, and former Representative Frank Guinta, Senior Vice President at ML Strategies.  The former Congressmen both served on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee during their time in Congress.  For for information, please contact Peter Phipps.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Post Election Policy Outlook: Trade
The NEC Trade Working Group will host a Post Election Policy Outlook virtual meeting featuring presentations by Nasim Fussell, Partner at Holland & Knight, and working group chair Viji Rangaswami, Vice President of Federal Affairs at Liberty Mutual.  In addition to their current roles, Ms. Fussell and Ms. Rangaswami also bring experience working on trade policy on Capitol Hill. Ms. Fussell previously served as chief international trade counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and Ms. Rangaswami previously served as staff director for the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee's Trade Subcommittee. For for information, please contact Peter Phipps.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
NEC Endorses TREAT Act 
Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Access to Telehealth During Emergency
The Council recently wrote to the New England Senate delegation to express its support for the TREAT Act (S. 4421), a bipartisan bill introduced by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). The Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act would provide a temporary licensing reciprocity for all licensed and certified practitioners or professionals (those who treat physical and mental health conditions) in all states for all types of services (in-person and telehealth) during the COVID-19 response and for a comparable future national emergency.  The Council's support for this legislation comes following a briefing for the Healthcare and Higher Education Committees by Senator Murphy's' staff last month.  

The Council is considering endorsing the bill, and the purpose of the meeting is provide interested members with more information on the legislation.  If you have any questions about this issue or the Council's Healthcare or Higher Education Committees, please contact either Sean Malone (Healthcare) or Taylor Pichette (Higher Ed).
Member News From Our Blog
Membership Update
October New Members
Please join us in welcoming the following new members, who joined the Council in October: