Category Archives: What’s Happening In Congress?

The STOCK Act

On April 4, 2012, President Obama signed into law the STOCK Act (the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act”).  The Act prevents Congressional members from profiting from nonpublic information obtained while working on Capitol Hill.  Listen to President Obama’s speech … Continue reading

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The Chinese Exclusion Act

On this date in 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Act.   The Act was meant to restrict immigration from China, so immigrants couldn’t compete for American jobs.  It took until the passage of the Immigration … Continue reading

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Are You For Or Against Tort Reform?

On January 24, 2011, the HEALTH (an acronym for– Help, Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely, Healthcare) Act of 2011 was introduced in the House to tackle medical liability reform. To oversimplify the Bill’s purpose– it’s to place limits on medical related … Continue reading

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