Tuesday Dec 3
SEC spending snub upsets Dems
The Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to remove a political spending rule from its annual agenda has irked House and Senate Democrats pushing the proposal and the lawmakers said they will continue to press the agency to act.
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Online Poker May Finally Be on the Horizon
You would think the federal government would be eager to boost revenue by simply legalizing online gaming on a federal level.
FEMA Chief: Means-Test Flood Insurance Subsidies; Cautions on Delaying Rate Hikes
The Obama administration's top emergency management official told a congressional panel on Tuesday that, if subsidies are restored to federal flood insurance policies, they should be means-tested, a solution that could mean insurance might still be unaffordable for some coastal residents.
ramps up call for delayed NFIP hikes
Nov. 19, 2013 - Ahead of a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing to review implementation of the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler urged the subcommittee leadership to stop triggered increases in federal flood insurance premiums until a mandated affordability study is completed.
Rep. McDermott re-introduces 12 percent online gambling tax
Rep. Jim McDermott on Thursday introduced "The Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2013" in the House of Representatives.