Jan 07, 2013 -The 113th Congress is officially underway. However, some old business from the 112th Congress is only now reaching President Barack Obama’s desk. He recently signed two bills, one on trade secrets and one on surveillance, into law.
Dec 17, 2012 -Congress has presented a Coast Guard authorization bill and a bill on airline baggage screening to President Obama for his signature. The President is expected to sign both measures into law.
Dec 10, 2012 -President Barack Obama recently signed two bills into law. One of the laws improves security along the U.S. border with Mexico while the other expands whistleblower protections for federal employees.
Sep 24, 2012 -The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing last week to explore domestic terrorism in light of the shooting in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in August. Lawmakers asked witnesses to discuss the rise of hate crimes and domestic terrorism, as well as share ways the government can combat such threats.
May 14, 2012 -The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 5326) that provides funding for several agencies but blocks implementation and enforcement of several key programs, including those that deal with age discrimination and the use of arrest and conviction records in preemployment screening.
Feb 06, 2012 -There's been progress in the fight against money laundering with compliance efforts at banks, new regulations, and global efforts to crack down on tax havens. But criminals continue to innovate, and they tend to adapt more quickly than the law.