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The House of Representatives adopted several ethics reform measures (public meeting notice, Freedom of Information Act/public records, and public official reporting requirements) this week. In addition, the House Ways and...more
On February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration published its highly anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (applicable to UAS weighing...more
On February 10, the White House announced it will establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). In prepared remarks, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterrorism,...more
On Monday, February 16th, a federal judge in Texas ruled in favor of the state of Texas and 25 other states to halt President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which was announced in November 2014. HRLegalist...more
President Obama’s February 13 Executive Order, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing” (the “EO”), turns out to be light on new measures to improve cybersecurity, but focused heavily on adjustments to...more
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday, February 17th that it will comply with an injunction temporarily blocking its plan to shield millions of people who are in the United States illegally, suspending applications...more
After the US elections in November 2014, Congress passed two amendments to provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) – the so-called “swaps push-out rule” and the “Collins...more
The Impact of Regulation on Community Banks: Harvard Study and Senate Banking Committee Hearing Highlight Differing Views. FDIC Director of Risk Management Supervision Doreen Eberley testified last week before the Senate...more
The White House, on February 10, 2015, announced the creation of a new federal agency, the Cyber Threat and Intelligence Integration Center (“CTIIC” or the “Center”), to combat cyber-threats by coordinating digital...more
On February 15, 2015, the FAA issued its long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Currently, federal law prohibits commercial use of UAVs without advance approval, typically through...more
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as...more
This Week: Energy and Commerce Hearing Examines ICD-10 Preparedness... HHS Announces Oncology Care Model Initiative... Pennsylvania Governor Abandons Alternative Medicaid Expansion Approach for Traditional Plan....more
Several proposals affecting tax-exempt bonds were included in the Obama Administration's Budget for FY 2016. As usual, the overall budget proposal has immediately been declared DOA by political pundits. Nonetheless, taking...more
The Delaware Legislature appears to have heard some of the complaints of the unclaimed property community. Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 11, which is based on the recommendations of the Delaware Task Force...more
On February 4, 2015 the Senate held a vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) but the vote failed. This was the second vote on DHS funding, which will run out on February 27, 2015....more
On February 5, FDA announced that FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D. has reportedly informed agency colleagues via en e-mail that she will step down as Commissioner at the end of March 2015. ...more
On January 21, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Space met to discuss UAS Research and Development (R&D). ...more
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia recently entered into a settlement with a lobbyist that includes a $30,000 fine for missing Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) reports. The lobbyist had been facing the...more
Personalized medicine has a friend in high places. President Obama recently announced an initiative to support “precision” or personalized medicine. In very general terms, the President stated during his 2015 State of the...more
The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28th to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
As part of our continuing California drone law coverage, today we report on the latest attempt by the California legislature to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles. Introduced yesterday by California State Senator Hannah Beth...more
Approaching the midpoint of its 2014-15 term, the Supreme Court has added to its docket several cases with potentially wide-reaching implications for a range of important policy and business issues. The Court accepted for...more
With the opening of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature on January 13, 2015, two of the more closely watched bills in the energy arena will be House Bill 539 (HB539) and House Bill 540 (HB540). HB539, filed on December...more
As many of you know, last year President Obama directed the DOL to issue new regulations to “modernize and streamline” the white collar exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime requirements under the FLSA. (Keep in mind...more
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The South Carolina General Assembly convened this week for the first year of the 121st Legislative Session. While the Senate and House of Representatives met for periods of time throughout the week,...more
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