Charges filed against TSA screeners, House passes cybersecurity bill, Supreme Court hears Arizona immigration case, and more.
- In the wake of the General Services Administration (GSA) scandal, the House approved the DATA Act that will create a five-member commission to oversee federal spending.
- The Senate passed a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) measure that would give the deeply indebted agency nearly $11 billion toward buyouts and early retirement incentives for thousands of workers.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) fine-tuned steps designed to prevent contaminated meat products from reaching consumers.
- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments over a controversial Arizona immigration law that requires local police to question and detain people suspected of being in the country illegally.
- The House passed CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that would broaden the intelligence community’s ability to share classified information with private business, notwithstanding an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) email indicating that President Obama would veto the bill.
- Charges were brought by the U.S. Attorneys Office in federal court against Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners accused of taking bribes to allow drugs to pass through Los Angeles International airport checkpoints.
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Shapiro testified before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises about SEC actions to implement the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS Act) and Dodd-Frank.
- The House plans to vote Friday on a $5.9 billion Republican bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer.
- Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) effort to produce a scaled-back version of the DREAM Act, an immigration bill to provide residency to undocumented high school graduates that arrived in the U.S as minors, received little support from Republicans Mitt Romney and Representative Boehner (R- OH).