Senate

The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States of America, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress. First convened in 1789, the composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population, who serve staggered six-year terms. The chamber of the United States Senate is located in the north wing of the Capitol, in Washington, D.C., the national capital. The House of Representatives convenes in the south wing of the same building.
Posts about Senate
  • Equifax proves case against forced arbitration

    … for this massive breach, they have to do all the work to make sure they’re allowed to sue. This has inspired fury, to put it mildly. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has asked Equifax to take down the arbitration clause entirely, calling it “unacceptable and unenforceable.” Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 15 readers -
  • New Texas Law Targets Bad Nursing Homes

    … in Texas received only one or two stars out of five in the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating system. In addition, the state’s Department of Aging and Disability Services identified over 17,000 violations during the fiscal year 2015. Astonishingly, only 40 cases were subjected to any type of enforcement action. Violations…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 17 readers -
  • Texas Lawmakers Make Second Attempt to Legislate Bad Nursing Homes

    … that focus on highlighting over-regulation in the industry. THCA believes the real problem is one of a system that is strapped for cash and provides $20 less per day to care for residents on Medicaid than the actual cost of that care. They say this puts excess pressure on already-underpaid workers. In spite of these claims by the association, the AARP…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … of the Chamber’s lobbying arm are the very companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the government. Companies like Bank of America, Pfizer, Boeing. Because these companies are the primary funders of the Chamber’s legislative and lobbying agenda, they get to set that agenda. In other words, the people that write the checks get to set…

    Due Diligence- 8 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … of the Chamber’s lobbying arm are the very companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the government. Companies like Bank of America, Pfizer, Boeing. Because these companies are the primary funders of the Chamber’s legislative and lobbying agenda, they get to set that agenda. In other words, the people that write the checks get to set…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • Big Pharma Wants Your Hearts, Minds and Wallets (Pharma Whistleblower)

    … are one of the tens of thousands of people working in the industry or a healthcare provider, read on. You may be eligible for an award. False Claims Act and Pharma Whistleblower Awards The False Claims Act is a Civil War era anti-fraud law that is still on the books and more powerful than ever. Under the Act, whistleblowers with inside information…

    Due Diligence- 24 readers -
  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … a drug price suddenly skyrockets by 1000% or more. Americans pay the highest drug prices in the world. The same drugs you have in your medicine cabinet are often half the price in Canada. Yet last week, the Senate refused to endorse a measure to allow patients to get their drugs in Canada. Even liberal NJ Senator Cory Booker voted against it. Why…

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  • Brian Mahany Discusses Election And What It Means to Whistleblowers

    …. With the election of Donald Trump, chances for repeal or major overhaul cause concern. For the first time in many years, the Republicans control the House, Senate and Oval Office. Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump was seeking repeal of Dodd Frank. A full repeal would eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB…

    Due Diligence- 18 readers -
  • Illinois Marijuana Decriminalization and Car Accidents

    … Senate Bill has just been signed into law with the hopes of preventing marijuana users from being arrested. However, this law has created some concern because some believe that marijuana decriminalization will result in more usage; therefore, more traffic accidents caused by impaired drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a marijuana…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 19 readers -
  • Will Texas Finally Ban Texting and Driving in 2017?

    … safety. According to one legislator, it appears that those who oppose such a law are more-concerned with personal freedom than public safety. While these arguments were also used to combat bills requiring air bags and seat belts many years ago, I think most of us can agree that protecting the “freedom” one gets from texting and driving is not worth…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
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