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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


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


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


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


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


Election recap looking ahead
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2012

With last Tuesday’s election and a sweeping victory by President Barack Obama now concluded, the focus in Washington, DC has quickly shifted to the business of running the country and the large challenges to be addressed immediately


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


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


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


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