U.S. Domestic Policy & Politics

Given the diversity of industries in which SCOA group companies operate, a wide variety of US laws, regulations, and other political developments have the potential to impact SCOA’s bottom line.  Therefore, the Washington office closely monitors US political and policy happenings ranging from election campaigns to climate and energy initiatives.

The Washington Office regularly releases reports regarding domestic policy and politics on SCOADC.com.

2012 Presidential Election

Presidential elections affect SCOA and this year is no different. With both the Republican and Democrats polarizing on different issues, it is important for our business to closely monitor every campaign. Our location in Washington DC allows us to receive insider information and stay up-to-date on campaign trail developments. 

To comment, or if additional information is needed on a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact the SCOA Washington office.  We also encourage SC group company employees to download the latest Washington office publications on US domestic policy and politics, located in our online resource library at:


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April 18, 2015

A couple of hours with Joe Biden, sketched

Washington Post (blog)

April 18, 2015

Do Republicans Feel More Allegiance to Benjamin Netanyahu Than Barack ...

Slate Magazine

April 18, 2015

Ken Braun: President Obama's middle class economics should address the ...


April 18, 2015

President Obama to visit Florida Everglades on Wednesday

The News-Press

April 17, 2015

Court chilly to Barack Obama immigration moves


April 17, 2015

Joe Bidens still biding


April 17, 2015

President Obama Welcomes Italian Prime Minister Renzi to the White House

The White House (blog)

April 17, 2015

Obama downplays Russia weapons system sale to Iran


April 17, 2015

President Obama calls Loretta Lynch confirmation delay 'embarrassing'

The Week Magazine

April 17, 2015

Did President Obama Just Accidentally Admit Unborn Babies are Alive in the ...


September 14, 2012

As Coal Production Declines, Coal Jobs May Not

September 06, 2012

Bill Clinton Assertion That Dems Create More Jobs than Repubs: True?

September 04, 2012

Obama releases energy platform; More of the same

August 30, 2012

Tire Tariff Backdating May Bring Constitutional Battle

August 29, 2012

Senate Finance Committee's Legislative Text Released on Tax Extenders Bill (Including Wind PTC)

August 27, 2012

New York May Approve Fracking as Early As Sept 4

August 23, 2012

DoE Release Study on Assessing Natural Gas Technologies

August 21, 2012

Romney Has More Cash On Hand Than Obama

August 17, 2012

Rep. Ryan Fiscal Hawk?

August 06, 2012

As GOP Convention Speakers Are Announced, Vice President Speculation Ramps Up

August 02, 2012

Lawmakers Urge EPA to Reduce Ethanol Requirements

August 01, 2012

Mitt Romney Does Not Support Wind Tax Credits

July 31, 2012

Fed Will Likely Implement QE3 In September

July 30, 2012

Bill Clinton Will Make High Profile Convention Speech

July 16, 2012

Dominion CEO Suggests Revisions to EPA's GHG Emission Rules for New Plants

June 26, 2012

Supreme Court Bars Citizens United Reform

May 15, 2012

Obama administration warms up to Nat Gas Industry and does not rule out LNG exports

May 07, 2012

Obama administration proposes new federal fracking rules

April 19, 2012

EPA Announces New Fracking Regulations

April 12, 2012

South Korean Governing Party Holds onto Power

April 10, 2012

Rick Santorum Drops Out

April 05, 2012

President Obama's 1996 Moment?

April 04, 2012

Chesapeake Report: Utica Shale Shows Potential

April 03, 2012

Mitt Romney Likely To Sweep Victory in Today's Primaries

March 26, 2012

President Obama Urges China to Pressure North Korea

March 26, 2012

DOE Delays Analysis of LNG Exports to US Economy

March 23, 2012

Two Year Anniversary of Obama Healthcare Package, Kaiser Releases Reportcard

March 23, 2012

Senate Passes Jobs Act, Moves to House

March 23, 2012

Senate Passes Stock Act

March 21, 2012

Big Day For Mitt Romney

March 19, 2012

Stay Informed: House's JOBS Act

March 19, 2012

Obama Calls for the End of Oil Subsidies

March 16, 2012

EPA: Pa. fracking town's water show no health concern

March 14, 2012

Senate Passes Transportation Bill, Moves to House of Representatives

March 13, 2012

Natural Gas Act Amendment Fails to Pass

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