One Way to Shorten the Hunt for the Proceeds of Bribery and Corruption

By | The Ethical Investigator | December 15, 2014
One Way to Shorten the Hunt for the Proceeds of Bribery and Corruption

Bribing foreign public officials used to be legal in the entire developed world. It was first outlawed by the U.S. by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1977, but this law was never robustly enforced until about 2005. As for the rest of the developed world, it wasn’t until 1999 that the OECD agreed on a convention that asked member countries to pass into the law something like the FCPA.

Vermont Doubles Down: Representative Testifies Before Congress Against Federal GMO Labeling Bill

By | Consumer Product Matters | December 15, 2014
Vermont Doubles Down: Representative Testifies Before Congress Against Federal GMO Labeling Bill

As we’ve explored in past posts, Congress is currently considering a bill that aims to harmonize the patchwork of state efforts at regulating GMO labeling by placing such regulation firmly within the FDA’s jurisdiction. Dubbed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 4432), this bill would give the FDA exclusive authority to regulate the labeling of products containing GMOs, effectively preempting state legislation in this field.

Game of Drones: What’s Happening at the Congressional Hearings

By | LXBN | December 15, 2014
Credit: Don McCullough

Drones seem to be everywhere these days, or at least talk of them does. Amazon’s talking about drone delivery options, newspapers are using them for aerial views, and, perhaps most notably, a House Committee is hoping to accelerate integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the U.S.’s airspace. Slow are the wheels of change when it comes to the Government, so what’s there to know about drone regulation right now?