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Supreme Court on health reform and patent case budget transportation programs FCC reform cybersecurity
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

With a two-week recess looming and the 2012 elections coming ever more into focus, Congress addressed a temporary fix on a critical deadline and set the stage for the budget debate, tax reform and other key considerations to be taken up over the Spring and Summer as it completed its most recent work period late last week


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


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


Election recap looking ahead
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2012

With last Tuesday’s election and a sweeping victory by President Barack Obama now concluded, the focus in Washington, DC has quickly shifted to the business of running the country and the large challenges to be addressed immediately


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


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


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