01/14/2013 - While most of the measures aim to reduce this violence by controlling ammunition or access to automatic weapons, two bills take the opposite approach and would allow concealed weapons on school grounds.
01/07/2013 - The 113th Congress is officially underway. However, some old business from the 112th Congress is only now reaching President Barack Obama’s desk. He recently signed two bills, one on trade secrets and one on surveillance, into law.
12/17/2012 - Congress has presented a Coast Guard authorization bill and a bill on airline baggage screening to President Obama for his signature. The President is expected to sign both measures into law.
12/10/2012 - President Barack Obama recently signed two bills into law. One of the laws improves security along the U.S. border with Mexico while the other expands whistleblower protections for federal employees.
05/14/2012 - The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 5326) that provides funding for several agencies but blocks implementation and enforcement of several key programs, including those that deal with age discrimination and the use of arrest and conviction records in preemployment screening.
11/29/2011 - A new Indiana law (formerly S.B 411) prohibits employers from asking prospective or current employees questions about firearm ownership. Employers may not ask whether the employee owns, possesses, uses, or transports a firearm or ammunition unless these activities are required to fulfill the employee’s job duties.