Dodd-Frank Rollback, Security Clearance Assistance, and Returning Assets from the Nazis

Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) – Sponsored by Sen. Michael Crapo (R-ID) in November 2017, this bill rolls back some of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The original bill was designed to tighten regulations on financial institutions following the Great Recession … Continue reading “Dodd-Frank Rollback, Security Clearance Assistance, and Returning Assets from the Nazis”

Spying, a Temporary Budget, Restitution for Child Porn Victims and a Possible Solution for Dreamers

An Act to Amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend Title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S. 139) – The text for this original bill was replaced with language for the FISA Amendments … Continue reading “Spying, a Temporary Budget, Restitution for Child Porn Victims and a Possible Solution for Dreamers”

Making Changes to Corporate and Individual Income Taxes, Indian Tribe Resource Programs and Previous Legislation

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) – The GOP-sponsored tax reform bill made final passage through Congress on Dec. 20. The following are provisions with the widest-ranging impact: Lowers the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent Allows companies a one-time repatriation of overseas cash Retains seven individual tax brackets: 10 percent, … Continue reading “Making Changes to Corporate and Individual Income Taxes, Indian Tribe Resource Programs and Previous Legislation”

Transparency for Elder Abuse, Internet Ads and Drug Pricing

Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (S. 178) – Sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Jan. 20, this bill is intended to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in such cases. Among other provisions, the Act facilitates improved data collection and Federal coordination, and enhances penalties for … Continue reading “Transparency for Elder Abuse, Internet Ads and Drug Pricing”

 

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