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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


House Committee votes to repeal portion of 2010 health reform law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2011

On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to repeal the controversial Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS) from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA


Majority Leader Reid says cybersecurity legislation will be considered next year
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2011

Stepping back from earlier announcements that comprehensive cybersecurity legislation would be considered by the end of the year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that once the Senate returns from a holiday recess in January, one of the first bills it will consider is cybersecurity legislation


Debt panel unable to reach an accord
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2011

When Congress agreed to raise the debt ceiling in August, a key part of the arrangement was the creation of a twelve-member “supercommittee” made up of six House members and six Senate members equally divided by party


FCC overhaul legislation advances in the House
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2011

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed two bills intended to change how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) operates


Congress approves legislation funding the government through December 16th
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2011

The Federal government has been operating under a continuing resolution since FY 2012 began on October 1st


Payroll taxpresident's 2013 budgethighway legislationCybersecurity Act of 2012
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2012

The opening work period of the second session of the 112th Congress concluded last Friday, finishing one of the busier weeks in recent memory