Out-innovating the next COVID-19 variant … and the next pandemic

By Tom Daschle and Tom Ridge In an ideal world, COVID-19 would be a thing of the past, and another pandemic would be a distant possibility. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world, and there is no way to predict when the next dangerous COVID-19 variant or pandemic will emerge. Case in point: […]

The Global Crisis of COVID Orphanhood

By Former Sens. Bill Frist, MD and Tom Daschle The flood of Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s brutal invasion reminds us that the pain of war often falls most heavily on those with the least ability to cope, especially children. The same is true of our battle with COVID-19, which has now left over 7 million […]

Congress Should Create a National Board on Pandemic Preparedness

As we approach the frightening, chilling milestone of nearly 1 million dead from COVID-19, it should go without question that preventing this loss of life again should be a top priority of our United States Congress, regardless of party affiliation. The recent release of a discussion draft of the bipartisan Prepare for and Respond to […]

Senator Tom Daschle Named Co-Chair of CPEAR

December 2, 2021 (Washington, DC) – On November 30th, the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation (CPEAR) announced that Senator Daschle (D-SD) and former Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) will be serving as the organization’s bipartisan Co-Chairs. The announcement was first reported in Politico’s Morning Cannabis Newsletter in a section titled “Daschle and Walden Take […]

Senior Vice President Tiffani V. Williams Named on NILE 2021 Top Lobbyist List

November 17th, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics (NILE) named Tiffani V. Williams, Senior Vice President at The Daschle Group, as a Top Lobbyist in 2021. Tiffani was selected amongst nominees from across the country and the lobbying, PAC management, and grassroots organizing industries. According to NILE, nominees are […]

The Daschle Group Signs 25 New Clients in 12 Months

September 29th, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Last week marked the 25th new client signed by The Daschle Group since September 2020. The Daschle Group’s newest clients represent powerful stakeholders on health care, cybersecurity, human and civil rights, energy, education, and trade issues. The Daschle Group’s health care team, led by Senior Vice Presidents Tiffani V. […]

Daschle Group hires first GOP lobbyist

The Daschle Group, founded by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), hired its first Republican lobbyist, Sen. Deb Fischer’s (R-Neb.) former chief of staff Joe Hack. Hack, who worked for Fischer since she was first elected in 2012, is the former all-Democratic firm’s seventh lobbyist. The Daschle Group was founded in 2014. Daschle is […]

Embracing Home Care During This Time of Crisis and Challenge

Over the course of the pandemic, more than 160,000 nursing home and long-term care facility residents and staff have died from COVID-19, representing roughly a third of total deaths in the country. In response, policymakers and federal and state agency officials rushed to put in place emergency guidance and waivers to enhance access to care […]