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This Week In Washington…

Posted on August 27, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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This Week In Washington…

Posted on August 21, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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  • Only two lawyers at Williams & Connolly had access to a government-installed safe that contained thumb drives with thousands of Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails, one of the attorneys, David Kendall, said in a letter to a Senate committee that was obtained by The National Law Journal. Questions have been raised, though, about whether or not Kendall and colleague Katherine M. Turner had the necessary security clearances. Looking Ahead: Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is seeking answers, via a letter to Kendall.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that the math just doesn’t favor congressional opponents of the Iran nuclear deal brokered by the United States and five other countries. This despite New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez coming out against the package. “He can win by getting one-third plus one of either house,” McConnell said. Looking Ahead: A vote is not expected until the Senate ends its August recess.
  • The Office of Personnel Management is facing a seventh class action lawsuit over the hack that compromised the personal data of millions of federal workers. The latest lawsuit, filed by the Labaton Sucharow, claims the OPM failed to comply with the Privacy Act of 1974, which requires federal agencies to establish the appropriate safeguards to protect confidential records. Looking Ahead: It’ll take months, maybe years, before the suits come to trial.
  • Seeking the Republican nomination for president isn’t the only thing on Donald Trump’s plate these days. The Donald is also pursuing legal action against a pair celebrity chefs for allegedly breaking contracts to open restaurants in the new Trump hotel in downtown Washington. Looking Ahead: The Trump International Hotel is expected to open sometime next year.
  • The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to reverse an appeals-court decision that seriously weakened the ability of the government to prosecute insider-trading cases. Looking Ahead: The high court is in recess until October.

The Law: Proposed Rulemakings

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This Week In Washington…

Posted on August 13, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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This Week In Washington…

Posted on August 6, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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The roster is set for tonight’s first GOP debate in Cleveland, with the top 10 candidates in the main event and seven others in a separate, earlier contest. Fox News said that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will appear in the premiere event. That leaves Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore on the under card. Looking Ahead: Here’s how each candidate can win, according to The Hill.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is about to start requiring companies to disclose how much they pay their top executives, and to compare those salaries with median employee pay. Looking Ahead: Public reporting of the gap is unlikely to result in a rush to cut executives’ pay packages or boost employee salaries.

President Obama hosted more than 30 companies and 90 entrepreneurs as part of the White House’s first Demo Day to showcase female- and minority-driven start-ups. Looking Ahead: The president also announced a public-private initiative aimed at spurring women and minority entrepreneurship. 

The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state. Looking Ahead: Clinton is not accused of any wrongdoing, and two officials told The Washington Post that the FBI is not targeting her.

Senators are seeking a deal that would allow them to move the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act — which is intended to boost the sharing of data on hackers between the public and private sectors — before the Senate’s month-long August recess. Looking Ahead: A vote was expected to be delayed until fall, but a deal could bring the measure to the floor this week.

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