The FTC calls for data security legislation, the FDA approves an oral hay fever pill for the first time, and more…
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Edith Ramirez called for data security legislation in the Senate.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) exempted bulk shipments of apples to Canada from the Export Apple Act.
- USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Forest Service would contribute over $300 million to rural schools as part of the Secure Rural Schools Act’s reauthorization.
- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that the whistleblower who received the first award under its new program would receive an additional $150,000.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule revising New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for kraft pulp mills.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) approved a new Coast Catch Sharing Plan aiming to enhance Pacific halibut conservation.
- The Federal Election Commission (FEC) proposed three competing interpretations for regulating multi-state expenditures of Political Action Committees (PACs) during primary season.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Professor Christopher Yoo testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger.
- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) finalized a rule banning synthetic bath salts as a controlled substance.