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Approval of TPP in US Congress Seen as Difficult

Voice of America (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
Trade delegates pose for a photograph after signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Auckland, New Zealand, February 4, 2016.

Congress Passes MTB Reform Legislation

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Congress has enacted new legislation, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (H.R. 4923), which offers a unique opportunity for U.S. companies whose imported goods require the payment of tariffs (i.e., normal customs duties) under the ...

Pharmacists press US Congress to pass pro-pharmacist, pro-patient legislation

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, - ‎May 26, 2016‎
More than 300 independent community pharmacists from across the United States gathered this week for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit just outside Washington, DC. "The vital role ...
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Anastasiades meets with US Congress delegation

In-Cyprus (press release) (subscription) (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
During the meeting, the President and the members of the US Congress discussed the latest developments on the Cyprus Problem, bilateral and economic relations between Cyprus and the United States– notably issues related to the bilateral Double Tax ...
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United States Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation for asbestos, other substances

China Post - ‎May 20, 2016‎
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan agreement reached by U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades.
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US reports 279 Zika cases in pregnant women, Obama pushes Congress on funds

Reuters - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Obama wants the U.S. Congress to provide close to $1.9 billion for vaccine development, faster diagnostic tests, and new tools for killing the mosquitoes that carry the virus, which can cause a rare birth defect in newborns and neurological disorders ...

Putin?s Dirty Game in the U.S. Congress

Daily Beast - ‎May 17, 2016‎
This landmark piece of U.S. legislation, named for a tax lawyer in Moscow who uncovered massive corruption and allegedly died for that sin, sought to sanction and bar from entry into the United States dozens of Russian officials and mobsters implicated ...
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Ex-Ebola czar: "Zika is not 'coming' to the United States: It is already here"

Vox - ‎May 23, 2016‎
As mosquito season arrives and the Zika virus threatens the United States, Congress has been slow to provide the funding President Obama requested to fight the disease.
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Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Reuters - ‎May 17, 2016‎
It must next be taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives, where the Judiciary Committee intends to hold a hearing on the measure in the near future, a committee aide said.

8 Iranian missile launches since nuke deal signed, expert tells US Congress

The Times of Israel - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Elleman, a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) think tank, was called to speak Tuesday before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, which is investigating the effects of the Joint ...

Congress Considers Broader Hospital Site-Neutral Payment Exceptions and Other Payments Changes

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The House Ways and Means Committee next week is expected to consider and approve the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016, legislation that would create broader exceptions under much maligned legislation enacted in 2015 that will ...
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Knights of Columbus CEO Tells Congress US Can Avert Extinction of Christians in Iraq, Syria

Christian Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson testified before a congressional subcommittee, warning that indigenous Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria face extinction in less than a decade and that the United States can avert this crisis. "Many ...

Congressional Tax Writers Continue Work As Memorial Day Recess Approaches

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Members of Congress testified before the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Tax Policy on May 12, offering the subcommittee proposed tax legislation, ranging from provisions benefitting lower-income individuals, to pass-through ...
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Congress to vote on Zika funding; bills fall far short of Obama's request

USA TODAY - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the disagreement over funding levels means that Zika will most likely hit the continental U.S. this summer while Congress is still haggling over money. So far, Americans living in the continental U.S ...

PM Modi to meet Barack Obama, address US Congress next month

Economic Times - ‎May 21, 2016‎
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington next month to discuss security and other issues and the Prime Minister will be granted the rare honor of addressing both houses of Congress. The White ...
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Obama ends US arms embargo on Vietnam during visit to former enemy

USA TODAY - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Obama also predicted eventual passage of another element of the emerging American-Vietnamese relationship: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the proposed 12-nation trade deal currently stalled in the U.S. Congress. Vietnam is one of the member countries.
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Joint address will give Congress an opportunity to welcome Modi: US lawmaker

Business Standard - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled address to a joint session of the Congress next month will give American people an opportunity to welcome him and illustrate their admiration and commitment as strategic partners to the Indian people, a US ...
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US Congress Analyzes Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Legislation

teleSUR English - ‎May 19, 2016‎
"The introduction of the bill marks a step forward in the right direction, Congress must stand firm and resist the calls of financial interests to undermine this effort," said U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in a statement. Democrats and Republicans ...