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Fiscal cliff 113th Congress
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2013

Following several weeks of intense negotiations, the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday night to pass legislation, already approved in the Senate


Congressional Update: Healthcare immigration Citizens United transportation cybersecurity "future of video"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

In the most widely anticipated Supreme Court Decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature legislative achievement, was upheld in a narrow 5 to 4 decision


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


Congressional update: Washington update - September 13, 2012
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2012

On their return to Washington, DC, this week members of the House and Senate plan to spend little time in Washington before the election, as party-control, particularly in the Senate, is up for grabs


Fiscal cliff deal discussed House leadership for the 113th Congress SEC chair announces resignation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The House and Senate returned to work last week following the Thanksgiving holiday


Sequestration set to begin March 1st
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2013

This is a relatively quiet week in the nation's capital as both the House and Senate are out of session. When they return next week, Congress is


Congressional update: spending packagecybersecurity landmark MA healthcare law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2012

A busy work period ended Friday, as Congress was able to reach agreement prior to the August recess on federal spending thereby eliminating the possibility of a government shut down before the election, and also took action on several other key initiatives


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


Cybersecurity policy and legislation update
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

As the first session of the 112th Congress comes to a close and Washington prepares itself for the most expensive Presidential election in history, there is little doubt that 2012 will be a relatively quiet legislative year in Washington