Melanie Goggins

Melanie Goggins

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Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

Senators Introduce Data Breach Legislation - Last Thursday, January 30, four Democratic senators introduced the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2014, which would require the Federal Trade Commission to...more

2/3/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection Legislative Agendas Technology Telecommunications

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

Legislative Activity - White Paper Released On Modernizing The Communications Act - Last Wednesday, January 8, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology...more

1/13/2014 - Communications Act of 1934 FCC Legislative Agendas Location Privacy Personal Data Privacy and Security Act

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

House Commerce Committee Members Introduce Video Policy Bills - Last Thursday, December 12, two members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced video reform legislation that would eliminate or reform a...more

12/16/2013 - Broadcasting Cell Phones FCC Legislative Agendas Spectrum The Copyright Act Video

Capital Thinking: Agriculture and Food

Farm Bill Conference - This Wednesday, October 30, marks the official start to the farm bill conference, which will be a public meeting involving the 41 House and Senate conferees. For months, agriculture leadership and...more

10/28/2013 - Farm Bill SNAP Program

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

Legislative Activity - Sen. Cruz Blocks Confirmation of FCC Chairman - Last Wednesday, October 16, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked an expected Senate vote on the nomination of Tom Wheeler to become the next...more

10/25/2013 - FCC Filing Deadlines Political Appointments TCPA Technology Telecommunications

Capital Thinking: Agriculture and Food

Legislative Activity - Farm Bill - This week, agriculture leadership in both chambers will likely announce a date for the farm bill conference to begin. Last week, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas...more

10/21/2013 - Farm Bill SNAP Program

Capital Thinking: Agriculture and Food

Legislative Activity - Farm Bill - As expected, early last week the Senate reappointed its farm bill conferees. The House, however, has yet to name its conferees. In late September, staff had indicated that the...more

10/11/2013 - Farm Bill Food Manufacturers Government Shutdown

Capital Thinking: Agriculture and Food

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - House Nutrition Title Bill - Last week, the House passed its nutrition title bill, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 (H.R. 3102), by a vote of 217 to 210. The bill...more

9/30/2013 - Department of Agriculture Farms Food Labeling Food Safety New Legislation

Capital Thinking: Technology & Communications

Legislative Activity - Senate Commerce Committee Evaluates FCC And FTC Nominees - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on Wednesday, September 18 to consider the...more

9/26/2013 - Confirmation Proceedings Copyright Alert System Data Collection Data Protection FCC FTC Internet Retailers Nominations Piracy Sales & Use Tax Spam Texting Voluntary IP Agreements

Capital Thinking: Agriculture and Food

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Farm Bill - As Congress returns from the August recess, the House agenda for September will include floor consideration of a nutrition title bill that looks to enact major reforms to the...more

9/17/2013 - Farm Bill Proposed Legislation SNAP Program

SNAPshot Report

The public debate over SNAP cuts and other reforms has continued in anticipation of Congress’ return after the Labor Day weekend. This week, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) released a study strongly...more

8/29/2013 - CFPB Employee Benefits USDA

Capital Thinking Update - July 22, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 23. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to renew his motion to proceed on the FY 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban...more

7/22/2013 - Appropriation Act CFPB CMS Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity DHS Dodd-Frank E-Rates EHR EPA ESEA Farm Bill FCC FERC FSB FSOC Higher Education Act Infrastructure Interest Rates Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Offshore Drilling PCBs Richard Cordray SEC Student Loans TRIA

Capital Thinking Update - March 18, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

3/20/2013 - CFTC Continuing Resolution Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Dodd-Frank EPA Farms Federal Budget Genetically Engineered Seed Healthcare Immigration Reform Middle East National Security Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Workforce Investment Act

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