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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


Congressional update: FDA user feedefense spendingtransportation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2012

With the Republican primary all but settled, Congress has approximately three months a very narrow window of time to resolve a host of issues before adjourning for the November election


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: 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


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


Senate considers legislation aimed at aiding smaller businesses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Reid filed for cloture on legislation aimed at reducing the regulatory burdens affecting smaller companies


Legislation introduced to bring expedite the process of bringing drugs to market
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

Earlier this month, Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Ed Towns (D-NY), both members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Faster Access to Specialized Treatments (FAST) Act, legislation intended to speed to market new drugs for people facing serious or life-threatening diseases


FCC reform
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

Earlier this month, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation to change the way the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) operates


Senate passes transportation legislation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

On Wednesday, after several weeks of debate and negotiation, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a reauthorization of surface transportation bill by a vote of 74-22


Cybersecurity legislation considered
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

As expected, cybersecurity has been a major issue in both chambers of Congress