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After years of pundits saying "oh, major cyber legislation will pass this year," it may finally be happening. Last week Congress hammered out details on four different cyber bills that are intended to help the country move...more
As we’ve explored in past posts, Congress is currently considering a bill that aims to harmonize the patchwork of state efforts at regulating GMO labeling by placing such regulation firmly within FDA’s jurisdiction. Dubbed...more
Why it matters -
Suffered a cyber attack over the last year? Members of Congress want to hear about it, and all financial institutions should be prepared to competently respond to government inquiries if they are a...more
The USA Freedom Act was blocked in the Senate on November 18 when the sponsors could not obtain cloture, the 60 votes needed to shut down debate and obtain a vote on the bill. The bill addressed the limits of government data...more
On December 10, 2014, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Examining FDA's Role in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Food Ingredients. The witnesses included Michael Landa, Director...more
Update: After some uncertainty, Congress passed and the President is expected to sign the 2015 Omnibus bill into law.
The report language of the Omnibus bill incorporated by reference House Report 113-508, which...more
On October 17, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order for its BuySecure Initiative requiring government agencies to transition payment processing terminals and credit, debit and other payment cards to employ enhanced...more
In This Issue:
- FDA Releases Menu Labeling Rule
- Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
- Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives
- Upcoming Congressional Hearings
- Excerpt from FDA...more
Late yesterday the U.S. Senate confirmed current Commissioner and former Acting-Chairman Robert S. Adler to a second 7 year term as a CPSC Commissioner by a 53-44 vote. With Commissioner Adler’s confirmation, the five-member...more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
- Advocates of GMO labeling vow to continue fight even after electoral...more
Yesterday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the re-nomination of Robert Adler to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If cloture is invoked—meaning three-fifths...more
According to its backers, the Berkeley “Sugar Tax” is the future of sugar in America. Berkeley’s Measure “D,” which garnered an overwhelming 75% “yes” vote, imposes a general excise tax of $0.01 per ounce on the distribution...more
The November election changed the regulatory landscape for genetically modified organisms (“GMO”). Though none of the proposed GMO labeling laws on state ballots succeeded, two counties were successful in passing either a ban...more
At their April Senate confirmation hearing, both incoming CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Joe Mohorovic pledged to Senator John Thune (R-SD) to submit plans for reducing third party testing burdens within 60 days...more
While not a much-discussed topic during campaign season, federal policy on cyber-security will likely see some material changes as a result of a Republican-controlled Senate. Just how significant those changes will be has yet...more
Why it matters -
In an effort to push retailers to adopt heightened security for credit and debit cards, President Barack Obama signed an executive order mandating chip-and-PIN technology for government cards. ...more
GMO labeling measure defeated in Colorado; results in Oregon too close to call. Colorado’s Proposition 105, which would have required manufacturers to place labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, was...more
The 2014 Midterm Elections have taken place and Republicans performed extremely well in all categories – winning key gubernatorial and congressional races – in what many are viewing as a "wave election."
Bids to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) were voted down in Colorado and Oregon on Tuesday. Colorado voters rejected Proposition 105, with nearly 70% of voters saying no;...more
Yesterday, a coalition of 44 service and retail industry trade associations sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging the House and Senate to adopt a single data breach notification standard at the federal level. The...more
The CFPB’s constitutionality is again before the D.C. Circuit, with the D.C Circuit now being asked to consider the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in NLRB v. Canning on actions taken by the CFPB while Director...more
As November draws closer, the financial services industry is staking out a front row seat in tracking the outcomes of the 2014 midterm elections. The 114th Congress’ legislative agenda in this area will be shaped in large...more
The Obama Administration is taking new steps aimed at improving the security of consumer financial transactions. Specifically recognizing that identity crimes, including credit card fraud, are a risk to U.S. economic...more
On Friday, October 17, Obama signed his second major cyber-related executive order in the past two years. This most recent EO, entitled "Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions," focuses squarely on the...more
If you had not noticed, the fall election campaign season is in full swing. The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau certainly has noticed, and reacted by releasing an unusual “Enforcement Advisory” this week, reminding campaigns and...more
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