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Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
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Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
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Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
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The US federal government is shutdown. The impact will be felt by all areas of FDA and USDA regulated industry.
The FDA will cease all non-emergency services not funded by user fees. During the shutdown, FDA...more
A government shutdown looks increasingly likely this week. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has asked agencies to begin making contingency plans. Their first stop will be their plans from 2011. The shutdown is...more
Despite uncertainty heading into the 2012 election, the incumbent president secured a second term and the congressional landscape remains largely the same. For energy and clean tech, this means an almost seamless continuation...more
In This Issue:
- Agriculture & Food
- Budget, Appropriations
- Financial Services
- Health Care
- International, Defense, Homeland Security
With the current Farm Bill set to expire on Sept. 30, the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee adopted a provision in mid-July for the proposed 2012 Farm Bill. ...more
Florida’s 2011 Legislative Session is shaping up to provide agricultural interests with sweeping regulatory relief. Akerman is currently tracking legislation that includes the centralized agency review of fertilizer...more
First Omnibus Bill Signed by the Governor
The House and Senate passed the Conference Committee report on the Omnibus Agriculture Bill on Thursday. The House voted 107-20 in favor of the bill, and the Senate passed it 52-9....more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate:
Facing the threat of a government shutdown, after an intense week of budget negotiations, Congress passed a short term spending measure late last Friday night to keep the...more
In This Update:
Energy and Climate Debate
Congress will return from the Presidents’ Day recess February 28 to work out a compromise agreement to help keep the federal government from shutting down after the March 4 end...more
1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visas; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: ICE says no opt-out for local jurisdictions, Immigration audits of employers increase, Deportation...more
In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress:Carper Emissions Bill on Hold; And, Upcoming Hearings; Administration: Adaptation Plans to Be Included; Department of Agriculture: Forests Capture One-Tenth of Industrial...more
In two weeks, Californians will go to the polls and vote for a new president, their legislative representatives in Washington and Sacramento and whether 12 ballot initiatives governing everything from the future of high speed...more