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Senator Graham introduces CRA resolution to overturn CFPB payday loan rule; Mulvaney to testify on April 11 to House Financial...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The American Banker has reported that last week, Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to override the CFPB’s final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule...more

The New York Note - March 2018 #2

by Cozen O'Connor on

This Week in New York – Preliminary Budget Hearings, Chief Technology Officer Steps Down, and a Legislation Update - Preliminary Budget Hearings - This week, the City Council held seventeen preliminary budget hearings....more

House Committee Holds Hearing on Export Control Reform Bill

On March 14, 2018, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing titled “Modernizing Export Controls: Protecting Cutting Edge Technology and U.S. National Security” to examine the proposed Export Control Reform Act...more

Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 9

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

This week, legislators again focused on floor work with action on many bills and the Senate started to work through its confirmation calendar. Department of Human Services - The Senate delayed the confirmation vote on...more

West Virginia Legislative Brief 2/16/2018

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

...Today was yet another day of teachers showing up in large numbers voicing their opposition and concern about the PEIA and teachers pay proposals. Worth noting, last Sunday representatives of the county affiliates of the...more

West Virginia Legislative Brief 2/9/2018

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

We are officially over the hump as yesterday marked the halfway point of the 2018 Legislative Session. With only 29 legislative days remaining, look for the pace to pick up both in committee and in their respective chambers...more

Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 5

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

It was a shortened legislative week with legislators staying in their districts to participate and attend their local caucuses on Monday. As a result, while bills were introduced on Monday, there were no subcommittee meetings...more

State Lawmakers Roll Out Proposals for Judicial Appointment System

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

State courts are the workhorses of our judiciary. Nationwide, approximately ninety-five percent of all cases are initiated in state courts. That percentage is even higher in North Carolina, which is why the discussion of...more

Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 3

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

This week saw a significant increase in the number of bills moving through the subcommittee and committee process. Some key developments from the week...more

ML Strategies 2018 Congressional Calendar

Please see below for the 2018 Congressional Calendar....more

House Financial Services Committee Advances 13 Bills, Including Bills Directed at Financial Institution Regulatory Reform

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US House Financial Services Committee announced that it had approved 13 bills, several of which were focused on regulatory reform for financial institutions. Representative Jeb Hensarling noted in an accompanying press...more

2018 U.S. Congressional Calendar

by K&L Gates LLP on

The K&L Gates Public Policy and Law group is pleased to provide you with our 2018 U.S. Congressional Calendar. The calendar is a compilation of the House and Senate schedules in a color-coded format showing periods when...more

Bipartisan group of lawmakers introduce CRA resolution to override CFPB payday loan rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act to override the CFPB’s final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule. House members sponsoring the bill consist...more

An Update on the Status of U.S. Tax Reform

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

The United States Congress has returned to Washington D.C. from the Thanksgiving holiday, and with their return, attention will return to U.S. tax reform legislation. It remains the publicly-stated goal of the Republican...more

House Committee on Ways and Means Releases Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On November 2, 2017, the House Committee on Ways and Means, led by Republican Chairman Kevin Brady, released H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." The House Committee is expected to mark up the bill beginning on November 6,...more

House Committee on Ways and Means Releases Tax Reform Proposal

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The House Committee on Ways and Means released today its proposed legislative language (the “House Proposal”) implementing, in large part, the framework for tax reform issued by the so-called “Big Six” on September 27, 2017....more

Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3043): State Organizations' October 5th Letter in Opposition

Three organizations of state environmental officials authored an October 5th letter to Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing concern with provisions of...more

Quick Fix: How to Get Rid of Time-Wasting Committee Reports

You know the drill….the meeting that drags on forever because of unnecessary committee reports. There is good news straight from the parliamentary procedure powers that be: You do not have to include “Time-Wasting Committee...more

Interim Study Committees Set to Meet This Week

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In the May 25 meeting of the Indiana Legislative Council, council leadership and members assigned topics to study in interim study committees. Those committees are set to start meeting this week. The committee meetings on the...more

ACA Brief: Path to Repeal—Skinny Repeal Falls in Short Order

This ACA Brief is the sixth in a series of installments that will closely track congressional and administrative actions relating to ACA provisions that impact large employer-sponsored health plans. Early Friday morning,...more

Budget and Appropriations Negotiations Will Likely Last Through September

by Baker Donelson on

The House Appropriations Committee is quickly working its way through the 12 appropriations bills that will fund the government for the 2018 fiscal year. At this point, all 12 appropriations subcommittees have completed their...more

Georgia Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee Holds First Meeting 

During the 2017 Legislative Session, Senate Resolution 222 created the Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee, which was tasked with examining the “costs and benefits” of all exemptions for Georgia sales and use taxes...more

NC Legislative Update: End of Session Wrap

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

2017 Session - After 23 weeks of session, lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly on June 30th. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies reconvenes the legislature on...more

NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #5

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - Lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly shortly after 2:00AM Friday morning. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies would reconvene the legislature on August...more

News from Second & State

Weekly Wrap - Today is the day. On the last day of the fiscal year, the House and Senate are still in Harrisburg working on a budget and revenue plan. The General Appropriations Act, H.B. 218 (Saylor, R-York), passed in...more

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