2020 Election: Insights for the middle market

The November 2020 U.S. election could lead to significant policy shifts across the legislative and regulatory landscape. RSM leaders are on the front lines, working across industries and engaging with policymakers to help navigate through the policy uncertainty.

Here you can read, listen to and view our latest election-related insights, and most importantly, learn about the potential impacts the outcome of the elections will have on middle market organizations. Or contact us today to discuss how your business can prepare for 2021 and beyond. 

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additional election insights

Policy snapshot: Life sciences

Biden plans to expand Medicare, a move that the Congressional Budget Office estimates would cut drug spending by $450 billion over 10 years.

  • November 24, 2020

Policy snapshot: Consumer products

The immediate actions of the Biden administration will most likely be focused on efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • November 24, 2020

Policy snapshot: Family offices

Now that Democrats’ best-case scenario in the Senate is a 50-50 split, it is safe to expect significant challenges to tax policy changes.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Capital markets

Biden’s victory will inevitably lead to changes at the top of key regulatory agencies, which will help him push his regulatory agenda.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Specialty finance

Middle market consumer loan companies and loan servicers will most likely face a dramatically different regulatory environment.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Banking

With Biden’s big-ticket items such as tax changes almost certainly off the table, the focus of banking will shift to regulation.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Technology, media and telecom

We expect the Biden administration will bring heightened oversight of anti-competitive behaviors, and the privacy and security of data.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Manufacturing

We expect Biden to be more supportive of free trade, even though Biden’s “Buy American” proposal does reflect protectionism.

  • November 19, 2020

Policy snapshot: Real estate

Based on Biden’s campaign platform, long-term capital gains, currently taxed at 20%, would be taxed at ordinary income rates.

  • November 19, 2020

Policy snapshot: Energy

Companies should assess Biden’s pledge to invest $1.7 trillion over the next 10 years toward the goal of achieving 100% clean energy.

  • November 19, 2020

Policy snapshot: Government contracting

The new Democratic White House hopes to usher in an extended period of greater government spending.

  • November 19, 2020

Policy snapshot: Health care

Biden will want to strengthen and expand the Affordable Care Act; however, he could face Senate opposition.

  • November 19, 2020

Policy snapshot: Private equity

It remains to be seen whether the transition to the Biden administration will have a significant impact on the private equity industry.

  • November 19, 2020
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