Last week, the House Republican Conference voted 102-84 to lift their decade-old ban on the practice of earmarks by secret ballot, smoothing the way for a bipartisan resurrection of the
Continue Reading Earmarks Return as ‘Community Project Funding’

“In my first appearance before a joint session of Congress, I will lay out my Build Back Better recovery plan. It’ll make historic investments in infrastructure, that Build Back Better
Continue Reading The ‘Second’ Reconciliation Bill? President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Plan and the Agenda After COVID Legislation

On March 16, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201), after adding a 90-page “technical corrections amendment.” The legislation will now be considered
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On Nov. 5, California Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978, to balance the actual needs of businesses with users’ fair privacy rights and expectations. The proposed privacy bill seeks for the United States to adopt many of the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which is effective Jan. 1, 2020, and that exist under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Below is a brief summary of the main components of the Act. A copy of the Online Privacy Act can be found here, and a section-by-section analysis by the Congresswomen can be viewed here.
Continue Reading California Congresswomen Propose New Federal Privacy Legislation – Online Privacy Act of 2019