The Senate passes the USA Freedom Act to curb the government’s collection of metadata, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology holds a hearing evaluating the effect of the EPA’s regulations on competitiveness, and more…
- The U.S. Senate passed the USA Freedom Act, a bill which will curb the government’s ability to collect telephone metadata.
- The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held its “EPA Regulatory Overreach: Impacts on American Competitiveness” hearing that evaluated the effect of regulations recently proposed or implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the global competitiveness of the United States.
- In a Title VII religious discrimination case, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in favor of a Muslim woman who Abercrombie & Fitch did not hire because she wore a headscarf pursuant to her religious obligations, which conflicted with Abercrombie’s employee dress policy.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a guide for employers to ensure transgender employees are able to use restrooms of their gender identity at work.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft assessment evaluating whether and how oil and gas fracking affects drinking water.
- U.S. House Republicans are seeking to curb a host of gun regulations by offering appropriations riders to a bill that will fund the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began its Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program, which uses risk-based decision-making to assess and respond to risks that have allowed vehicles, airplanes and people to access restricted airport runways.