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White House eliminates insurance program for long-term care

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2011

Late Friday afternoon, the Obama administration announced that it had decided to terminate a significant component of the 2010 health-care reform law, ending a program to offer Americans insurance for long-term care because it was too costly to be viable

Congress approves trade pacts with Columbia, Korea and Panama

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • Colombia, Panama, South Korea, USA
  • -
  • October 20 2011

Congress voted for three long-stalled trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea on Wednesday

Senate unable to pass President Obama’s jobs bill

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2011

On Tuesday, October 11, Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster as the motion to move President Obama’s American Jobs Act lost on a 50-49 vote (since this was a vote to invoke cloture, 60 votes were necessary

Committee leaders make deficit recommendations to super committee

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2011

Also last week, the Republican and Democrat leadership of the 16 House standing committees sent recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

House Committee votes to repeal portion of 2010 health reform law

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2011

On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to repeal the controversial Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS) from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

Majority Leader Reid says cybersecurity legislation will be considered next year

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2011

Stepping back from earlier announcements that comprehensive cybersecurity legislation would be considered by the end of the year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that once the Senate returns from a holiday recess in January, one of the first bills it will consider is cybersecurity legislation

Debt panel unable to reach an accord

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2011

When Congress agreed to raise the debt ceiling in August, a key part of the arrangement was the creation of a twelve-member “supercommittee” made up of six House members and six Senate members equally divided by party

FCC overhaul legislation advances in the House

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2011

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed two bills intended to change how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) operates

Congress approves legislation funding the government through December 16th

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2011

The Federal government has been operating under a continuing resolution since FY 2012 began on October 1st

Committee leaders make deficit recommendations to Super Committee

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2011

Last week, the Republican and Democrat leadership of the 16 House standing committees sent recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction