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Senate passes legislation to ease sharing of cybersecurity threat information

USA - November 2 2015 On On October 27, 2015, the Senate passed S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 ("CISA"), which addresses how companies can share…

House passes cybersecurity legislation; focus is now on Senate

USA - October 12 2015 On October 6, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed theDepartment of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Strategy Act of 2015 (the…

Ex-Im Bank remains closed for new business

USA - October 1 2015 The future of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) remains uncertain after Congress allowed the Bank's charter to expire at the end of June 2015. With…

Senate legislation seeks to protect taxpayer data in response to IRS data breach

USA - September 21 2015 On September 11, 2015, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a bill aimed at combating…

Senate Finance Committee approves energy tax provisions; LNG tax-parity provision included in highway bill extension

USA - August 3 2015 On July 21, the Senate Finance Committee approved by a vote of 23 to 3 a bipartisan tax bill to renew for two years more than 50 expiring and expired…

Thomas J Spulak, Michael A. Andrews