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December 30, 2013

On Dec. 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Innovation Act by a largely bipartisan vote of 325 to 91. The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlattee (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, exacts a substantial blow against patent trolls who, in recent years, have gone after the retail industry with outlandish patent infringement claims.

June 8, 2012

The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012 seeks to reduce burdens placed on home remodelers.

Applauded by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), the bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule. 

March 6, 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 314 to 112 on March 3 to repeal   Form 1099 reporting requirements that would create a mountain of paperwork for small businesses. The requirement, passed last year as part of the healthcare bill and scheduled to start in 2012, would require businesses to file an IRS Form 1099  for each vendor they purchase $600 in goods or services from in any given tax year. 

September 29, 2010

The bill will create a unit inside the Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute...