The State of the Union Address, scheduled for January 20, 2015, will contain new initiatives related to privacy, White House officials say. The known initiatives are the introduction of a data breach reporting bill, a bill restricting the sale of student information, and a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
President Obama proposed several broad energy-related initiatives in his State of the Union address last week, which are summarized in David Flynn’s post below.
In his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013, President Obama called on Congress to make it easier for families to refinance their mortgages.
President Obama’s State of the Union address touched on many issues of critical importance to Americans, including America’s energy future and its link to economic growth and prosperity.
President Obama proposed in his State of the Union creating an Energy Security Trust to invest in research and technology that will “shift our cars and trucks off oil for good.”
Administration Seeks to Use Federal Student Aid and Accreditation to Control Tuition and Student Outcomes
In its policy plan released after the State of the Union message, the Obama Administration intends to leverage federal student aid and the accreditation process to control the price of tuition and student outcomes in higher education.
In his first State of the Union address since winning re-election, President Obama encouraged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform and produce a bill for his signature “within months.”
On February 12, President Obama signed an Executive Order on “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” and then referenced the Order and the need for additional congressional action during the State of the Union address on the same day.
Yesterday, President Obama issued an Executive Order to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity in the United States. The Order attempts to facilitate sharing of important information between the federal government and certain critical infrastructure in an effort to protect that infrastructure against cyber intrusions.
Insider trading by Members of Congress has recently been moved to the front burner, or at least the stove, for many policymakers. The President called for an explicit ban on such trading in his recent State of the Union address. On Thursday the Senate passed a bill prohibiting Members of Congress from trading securities on the basis of material, nonpublic information. The vote was 96-3.