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Opinion: Biden’s Estate Tax Plans Would Hit Middle Income Families and Impact Many Family Businesses

May 3, 2021

Total Spectrum strategic consultant and former congressman Erik Paulsen writes about the President’s estate tax proposal and the impact it will have on family businesses, ranches, and farms, as published by The Well News.

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Opinion: Tax increases are the wrong medicine for our struggling economy

March 5, 2021

Total Spectrum strategic consultant and former congressman Erik Paulsen writes in the Washington Examiner why raising taxes puts American workers and businesses at risk.

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John McKechnie joins DCUC Webinar on Federal Affairs

February 25, 2021

John McKechnie, Total Spectrum Senior Partner joined Tony Hernandez, Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) President & CEO, for a discussion on the latest in topics that affect credit union operations on military installations. They were also joined by Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD 4), NCUA Chairman Todd Harper, and other special guests who shared their valuable expertise. DCUC is the premier defense trade association representing the interests of defense credit unions serving the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide. NCUA, National Credit Union Administration, is the federal agency responsible for regulating and insuring the Nation’s credit unions.

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Parents fight for justice after son’s murder, securing Maryland policies to his legacy

January 19, 2021

After their son, 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III, was killed days before graduating from Bowie State University, parents Dawn and Rick Collins vowed to protect future Americans. They discussed their mission and the foundation they started in their son’s memory on NBC’s TODAY show on January 13. Total Spectrum Strategic Consultants Barbara Wiley Cosgriff and Alvin B. Jackson are honored to work with Dawn and Rick Collins to ensure the 2LT Richard W Collins III Foundation (The Foundation), delivers on its mission. The Foundation was established by the Collins family to honor the brief life of their son and to pursue justice on Richard’s behalf and on behalf of other families who have suffered a similar fate. During the period following Richard’s murder and the December 2019 trial of his murderer, the Foundation spearheaded two major legislative successes in the Maryland State Legislature.

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Opinion:  Congress has a duty to enforce foreign trade deals

November 12, 2020

Total Spectrum strategic consultant and former congressman Erik Paulsen shares his views on Congress's duty to enforce foreign trade deals in The Detroit News.

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Joe Biden Keeps Everyone Guessing on Wall Street Regulation: McKechnie weighs in

October 13, 2020

“Broadly, the Biden campaign’s proposals for the financial sector are being written with an eye to meeting the expectations of the Democratic progressive base without spooking moderates who worry about expanding regulatory powers,” writes the Wall Street Journal on October 13, 2020. John McKechnie, Senior Partner for Total Spectrum and financial services lobbyist, weighs in.

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Op/Ed: The importance of protecting American intellectual property

August 25, 2020

Total Spectrum strategic consultant and former congressman Erik Paulsen shares his views on the importance of protecting American intellectual property in Newsweek.

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The Yellow Sheet Report - DiMaria Joins DC-Based Firm

June 5, 2020

As reported by The Yellow Sheet Report, a newsletter that provides pressroom-level access to Arizona politics and government: DiMARIA JOINS DC-BASED FIRM Total Spectrum, a DC-based public affairs firm, is launching an Arizona office, and has picked off longtime CenturyLink lobbyist Michael DiMaria as its partner and Southwest regional director.

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Erik Paulsen named to BPC Behavioral Health Integration Task Force

April 30, 2020

Former Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN), a Strategic Consultant to Total Spectrum, is participating on a Bipartisan Policy Center Behavioral Health Integration Task Force to improve the integration of primary and behavioral health care to achieve better health outcomes and reduce costs. A recent poll found that 50% of Americans said that their mental health has been impacted by stress caused by the coronavirus. The Task Force also released on April 30 recommendations to quickly address the urgent need to access behavioral health care as our nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic. We applaud Erik for his involvement. The April 30th press release can be read in full at the below link.

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Erik Paulsen named Chairman of the Institute for Gene Therapies

February 20, 2020

Total Spectrum strategic consultant and former Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen has been named chairman of a new group aimed at ensuring insurer coverage for new gene therapies. The Institute for Gene Therapies is a 501(c)4 organization that is bringing together experts from across the healthcare system to advocate for a modernized policy framework that encourages innovations and promotes patient access to the treatments they need. The group represents innovators and patients, business leaders and academics working to ensure policies reflect medical advances, creating a new reality for patients.

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