THE 115TH CONGRESS AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:
THE WASHINGTON OUTLOOK FOR HR PUBLIC POLICY
Kathleen Ann Coulombe
Senior Associate, Government Relations
Society for Human Resource Management
Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC
The American electorate cast their votes in November 2016, providing the continuation of Republican control of the 115th Congress and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. President Trump and Republican leaders of Congress have promised to move forward with a very aggressive 100-day agenda, with many issues of importance to the HR profession being at the forefront. Key issues include proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, initiatives to reform the tax code, efforts on interior immigration enforcement, including worksite enforcement and proposals to expand paid leave and workplace flexibility. How will these issues affect employers and employees in your organization, and how can you best engage and prepare for the year ahead? This session will provide an up-to-date discussion of current congressional activity, as well as federal regulatory and judicial activity.
WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017
WHERE: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98121
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
PROGRAM & BREAKFAST: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Kathleen Coulombe serves as the Senior Associate, Government Relations for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In this capacity, she is actively involved in tax and benefit public policy issues on Capitol Hill that impact the Human Resource profession. Prior to working in this capacity, Kathleen served as the State Affairs Specialist where she managed public policy issues on the state level for SHRM.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Kathleen accepted a position in the Las Vegas Office of Nevada Governor Kenny C. Guinn. As Deputy Director of Constituent Services and the Las Vegas Assistant to the Governor, Kathleen worked with law makers and other stakeholders on a wide variety of state issues. In 2004, Kathleen moved to Washington, DC when she accepted a position with the Department of Defense’s Directorate of Defense Systems. Realizing her love and interest in public policy issues, Kathleen joined SHRM in May of 2005.
Kathleen received her Master of Public Policy from the George Washington University where she was a Scottish Rite Fellow.