Tag Archives: State of the Union

President May Highlight Obamacare Successes in State of the Union Address; HHS-OCR Releases HIPAA Guidance; MedPAC Meeting This Week

Legislative Activity President May Highlight Obamacare Successes in State of the Union Address On Tuesday, January 12, President Barack Obama will give his final State of the Union address to Congress. While details of the speech have yet to be released, last week, the President vetoed Congress’s budget reconciliation bill, which aimed to dismantle the … Continue Reading

Countering Extremism Summit Announced (18 February) in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks in France; President Obama to Host U.K. Prime Minister Cameron

Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack After the horrific terrorist attack last Wednesday on the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, President Barack Obama spoke with French President François Hollande, expressing condolences for the loss of twelve civilian lives and solidarity with France. Countering Extremism On Sunday, the White House announced it will host a Summit … Continue Reading

U.S. Continues to Call for Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych to Work with the Opposition

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Iran In his State of the Union address last Tuesday before a joint session of Congress, President Obama acknowledged Congressional sanctions contributed to bringing about the P5+1 interim agreement with Iran.  He also warned: “If this Congress sends me a new sanctions bill now that threatens to derail these talks, … Continue Reading

Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 Introduced; Lawmakers Face January 15 Deadline to Pass Spending Bill

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Iran As of last Friday, January 10, the bipartisan Senate bill (S. 1881) to increase sanctions on Iran had reportedly garnered a filibuster-proof majority – at least 60 Members supporting it.  While speculation is high as to when the bill will come to the Senate floor, many expect the bill … Continue Reading
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