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In the great tradition of American democracy dating back to the election of the First Congress in 1778, voters cast their ballots last week, giving the Republican Party control of the upcoming 114th Congress.
On 26 September, Russia’s lower house of Parliament (Duma) adopted by a vote of 430-2 a bill to limit the foreign ownership, control, or operation of Russian mass media editorials or broadcasters to 20 percent or less, thus...more
On August 8, 2014, Representatives Darrell Issa, Jared Polis, Scott Peters and Vern Buchanan, co-chairs of the House Innovation and Entrepreneurship Caucus, along with a bipartisan group of 26 other representatives, sent a...more
Last week, the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but released two Advisory Opinion Requests (AORs) and the results of several enforcement actions. Earlier in the month, the Commission’s Office of Inspector General...more
The text of S. 2498, introduced by Senator Murphy in late June, was finally released. The bill is titled the “HALOS Act”, or “Helping Angels Lead our Startups Act.” Angel investors have expressed concerns regarding the...more
Effective June 1, 2014, the Public Trust Act included in this year’s State Budget legislation redefines “Independent Expenditures” (IEs) in state and local elections. The new definition includes expenditures conveyed to 500...more
New York City Councilman Daniel Garodnick (Manhattan-D) introduced legislation this week that would require more disclosure in campaign ads. The local law proposes to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York to...more
It is well-known that high-profile jurisdictions such as California and New York City have in certain instances placed lobbyist registration requirements on investment managers that solicit investment advisory business from...more
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Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission lifted the ban on general solicitation in Rule 506 and Rule 144A offerings....more
President Obama has nominated a pair of Senate aids to be SEC Commissioners. Dr. Michael Piwowar is the Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, a position he has held since 2009. ...more
The inclusion of the public statements of an elected official in allegations of securities fraud could change the traditional relationship between the politicians and their constituency versus issuers and the bond market....more
President Barack Obama issued his administration's much-anticipated executive order on cybersecurity Feb. 12, to "enhance the security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure and to maintain a cyber environment...more
The new President of Mexico, Mr. Peña Nieto, has reached an unprecedented multi-party agreement between his party, the Partido Revolucionario Industrial (PRI), and the rest of the major political forces: the Partido Acción...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter...more
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today overturning a lower court holding that invalidated the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) regulations governing the disclosure of donors by groups sponsoring...more
On April 23, 2012, in an effort to increase pressure on both the Syrian and Iranian regimes to cease ongoing and intensifying human rights violations facilitated by the abuse of information technology, President Obama issued...more
Earlier today (April 5, 2012), President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act” or the “Act”). The signed Act is largely unchanged from its original House version, which passed overwhelmingly...more
On May 19, 2010, Senator Rockefeller's Commerce Committee released its long-awaited proposed legislation regarding post-transaction marketing online. The legislation, titled the "Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act," was...more
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has allocated approximately three quarters of a trillion dollars across a variety of industries and for a variety of purposes, some of which are well publicized and well...more
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