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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


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


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


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


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


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