Week in Review

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FTC chair calls for improved internet privacy, President Obama renews bank charter, DOMA declared unconstitutional, and more.

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  •  A federal appeals court held that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples.
  • President Barack Obama signed legislation that renews the charter of the Export-Import Bank for three years and increases the bank’s lending cap to $140 billion from the current $100 billion.
  • European leaders considered forming a banking union to avert further euro crises.
  • A Nebraskan congressional delegation inquired about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) practice of flying airplanes over Midwest cattle feedlots to ensure compliance with clean water regulations.