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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


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


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 - second session of the 112th Congress begins
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2012

After a month-long recess, the House of Representatives returned to session last week (the Senate returns today


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


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


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