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October 12, 2021

James Lucier quoted in Bloomberg

"Global Tax Deal Faces Threat in Senate Treaty Challenge" by Chris Condon


James Lucier quoted in Chris Condon's Bloomberg article, "Global Tax Deal Faces Threat in Senate Treaty Challenge"

The article reads:

As the Biden administration and governments around the world celebrate another advance toward an historic global tax accord, an obscure legal question in the U.S. threatens to tear it apart.

At a congressional committee hearing last month, Republican Senator Pat Toomey, who opposes the agreement, told Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen that a key portion of the tax deal would require a formal treaty approved by a super-majority in the Senate.

James Lucier at Capital Alpha Partners LLC said he doesn’t see Congress giving a full stamp of approval before 2025, if at all.

“Put me down as skeptical,” he said.

Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-12/global-tax-deal-faces-emerging-hurdle-in-u-s-debate-over-treaty?sref=wFA4tJCq

March 9, 2021

James Lucier quoted in Bloomberg

"Biden’s Road Gets Even Harder Once Stimulus Clears Squeaker Vote" by Steven T. Dennis


James Lucier quoted in Steven Dennis's article, "Biden’s Road Gets Even Harder Once Stimulus Clears Squeaker Vote"

The article reads:

Jim Lucier, managing director of Capital Alpha Partners, warned of the lobbying free-for-all a giant single bill would present.

“A big, sprawling package that includes conventional infrastructure, renewable energy, public health, education, a child-care tax credit and the like could also collapse under its own weight,” Lucier wrote in a note. “A bill that starts too large might have to be cut back mid-course to avoid crashing.”

Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-09/biden-faces-tougher-obstacles-for-broad-relief-bill-sequel

March 10, 2020

James Lucier quoted in Bloomberg

"Business Groups to Press Trump for Virus Response to Curb Damage" by Ben Brody, Megan Wilson, and Jennifer Dlouhy.


James Lucier quoted in Ben Brody, Megan Wilson, and Jennifer Dlouhy's Bloomberg article, "Business Groups to Press Trump for Virus Response to Curb Damage."

The article reads:

The oil industry could benefit from broader relief efforts, pointed out Jim Lucier, of Capital Alpha Partners. “The same sorts of policies that are being considered for aviation may also apply to the oil industry,” he said, such as delays to tax deadlines.

Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-10/business-groups-to-press-trump-for-virus-response-to-curb-damage?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top

October 24, 2018

James Lucier quoted in Bloomberg

"US-Backed Plan for Phased Start of Ship-Fuel Rules Fails" by Jack Wittels


James Lucier was quoted in Jack Wittels's article "US-Backed Plan for Phased Start of Ship-Fuel Rules Fails," published on October 24, 2018. 

The article reads: 

“The whole thing was a tempest in a teapot,” said James Lucier, managing director of Capital Alpha Partners in Washington. “The proposal in question was vague and lacked specificity. It was offered at the last minute without a plan to make it happen.”

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-24/imo-rejects-u-s-backed-plan-for-phased-start-of-ship-fuel-rules?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-energy&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=energy&utm_medium=social

June 1, 2015

Capital Alpha's Managing Partner James Lucier quoted in Bloomberg

"Lawmakers Renew Call to Reform RFS, But Action Seen as Unlikely in the 114th" by Bloomberg's Ari Natter - May 29, 2015


"EPA's action today sets things up nicely for action by Congress because EPA indicates that no one will get everything they want and it basically stabilizes the situation through 2016," James Lucier, managing director at policy research firm Capital Alpha Partners, said in an e-mail to Bloomberg BNA. "If you read the proposal, it is an open invitation to Congress to come in and fix the mess they created."

https://www.bgov.com/news_item/1aUE8FvBjsSM7RW4NvzMow