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113th Congress Adjourns, 114th Congress Set to Begin

113th Congress Adjourns, 114th Congress Set to Begin During the final weeks of the 113th Congress, lawmakers were able to pass a $1.1 trillion spending package, as well as legislation that retroactively extended more than 50 expired tax provisions for the 2014 calendar year. Additionally, the Senate was able to confirm numerous Obama nominees, including … Continue Reading

Before Adjourning, US Congress Adopts Budget with Dodd-Frank Amendments; Fails to Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation

Before the 113th Congress adjourned on December 16, Congress adopted the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which ensures the federal government operates with budget certainty until September 2015. Among the provisions included in the last-minute budget agreement was an amendment to a provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) that will … Continue Reading

Appropriators Continue to Work on FY 2015 Omnibus, Senate and House Take Up Various Measures

Budget & Appropriations Appropriators continue to work on a FY 2015 omnibus appropriations measure, despite a conservative push to use the legislation to block any immigration-related executive action by President Obama, which could jeopardize passage of the 12-bill package. Senate Legislative Activity On Monday, November 17, following any Leader remarks, there will be a period … Continue Reading

House Focuses on Systemic Risk Designations; Regulators Move on Dodd-Frank Implementation

Legislative Activity House Financial Services Committee to Discuss Oversight of FSOC Following the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) unanimous decision on September 4 to preliminarily designate MetLife as a “systemically important” nonbank financial institution, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing to discuss oversight of the agency. Various lawmakers … Continue Reading

FCC Announces Agenda for September 30th Open Meeting

Legislative Activity House Passes Anti-Spoofing Act On September 9, the House of Representatives passed the Anti-Spoofing Act of 2014 (H.R.3670) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand the prohibition on the provision of inaccurate caller identification (ID) information and spoofing to persons outside the U.S. if the recipient is within the U.S. Spoofing … Continue Reading

Official Start To The Farm Bill Conference Involves House and Senate Conferees

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY Farm Bill Conference This Wednesday, October 30, marks the official start to the farm bill conference, which will be a public meeting involving the 41 House and Senate conferees. For months, agriculture leadership and their staff have met behind the scenes on an informal basis to start conversations on reconciling the two farm … Continue Reading