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Senate To Vote on Opioid Legislation Next Week

Sept 7, 2018 -- Senators reached agreement this week on a bipartisan package to address the opioid crisis, clearing the way for a Senate vote.

Congress Passes Miscellaneous Tariff Bill!

Sept 4, 2018 -- The House easily passes the Senate amendment to HR 4318, sending it on to the President for signature.

White House Releases First Official Budget

May 23, 2017 -- President Trump Issues FY 2018 Budget

Obamacare: The Road To Repeal

November 14, 2016 -- Pat O'Connor explores the prospects for the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration.

We've Moved!

Kent & O'Connor has a new home! We are now located at 1530 Wilson Blvd, Suite 350, Arlington, VA 22209. Phone number is 703-351-6222. Come see us soon!!

Breakthrough for Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Process

May 12, 2016 -- The Senate moved quickly to approve legislation to retool the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process, following House passage in April. Known as the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, the bill now heads to the President for signature.

K&O President Participates in TU Automotive Cybersecurity Panel

March 29, 2016 - Today K&O President, Pat O'Connor, addresses auto cybersecurity issues at TU Automotive Conference in Novi, Michigan.

Final Passage for Customs Bill

February 10 -- The long delay for the Customs bill conference report ended Thursday when the Senate approved the trade facilitation and enforcement measure.

FDA Issues Final Food Supplier Verification Rule

November 13, 2015 -- The FDA today released the long anticipated final rule on Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).

TPP Final Text Released

November 5, 2015 -- The Obama Administration released the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

House Passes Highway Bill

November 5, 2015 -- The House overwhelmingly approved a $325 billion highway bill (H.R. 3763) Thursday.​

John Boehner to Resign as House Speaker

September 25, 2015 -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he will retire from Congress on Oct. 30.

Senate Finance Committee Passes Tax Extenders Bill

July 21, 2015 -- Today the Senate Finance Committee Advanced a Two-Year $95 Billion Tax Extenders Package; House Next Steps Uncertain

Supreme Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies

June 25, 2015 -- In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that subsidies to help lower-income Americans buy health insurance will remain available in all fifty states.

K&O Client ACOEM Weighs in on Proposed Wellness Program Regulation

June 3, 2015 -- Today K&O President Pat O'Connor represented the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) on a stakeholders call sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss forthcoming EEOC regulations on wellness programs.

K&O Client AGD Takes its Message to Congress for Annual Hill Day Event

April 14, 2015 - Today members of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) met with their Senators and Representatives to advocate on behalf of general dentistry and dental patients.

Rep. John Boehner to Continue on as House Speaker

January 6, 2015 -- Despite opposition from tea party lawmakers, Rep. Boehner was elected to serve a third term as Speaker of the House in a 216-164 vote.

Congress Clears Tax Extenders Legislation

December 18, 2014 -- The Senate has approved House legislation that temporarily extends dozens of tax breaks.

The Senate Votes for Spending Bill

December 15, 2014 -- Amid much drama, the Senate passed the omnibus spending bill, sending the package to the President for signature.

House Narrowly Approves FY 2015 Omnibus Package

December 11, 2014 -- The House approved an omnibus bill that will fund 11 out of 12 of the annual appropriations bills through September 30. Left behind is the Department of Homeland Security, which will be funded temporarily under a Continuing Resolution until February 27, 2015.

K&O Client ACOEM participates in OMB meeting to discuss forthcoming EPA ozone rules

November 13, 2014 -- Today, K&O President Pat O’Connor represented the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) at a meeting of physician groups to discuss forthcoming EPA regulations on ambient ozone levels.

Kent & O’Connor will be tweeting during the evening as the votes are tallied

November 4, 2014 -- You can follow our coverage here:

K&O President Pat O’Connor participates in National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

October 22th, 2014 – Today, Pat O’Connor, President of Kent & O’Connor, participated in the 12th annual National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

K&O President Pat O’Connor presents at AIM/R’s Annual Conference

September 30th, 2014 – Today, Pat O’Connor, President of Kent & O’Connor, gave a presentation at the Association of Independent Manufacturers'/Representatives’s Annual Conference.

President Obama Moves to Curb Tax Inversions

September 23rd, 2014 -- President Barack Obama announced plans to limit the ability of American companies to relocate their headquarters overseas for tax purposes.

K&O President Pat O’Connor Asked to Give Presentation on Drug Supply Chain Security Act

September 11th, 2014 -- Pat O’Connor, president of Kent & O’Connor, will present at a Drug Supply Chain Security Act webinar hosted by DHL and Exel Supply Chain on October 2nd, 2014.

Congress Eyes Short Term Extension of Ex-Im Bank

September 9th, 2014 -- The Export-Import Bank, which is set to expire on September 30th, is likely to be extended only a few months.

White House taps new ‘IP Czar’

August 29th, 2014 -- On Thursday, President Barack Obama chose a new U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration moves closer to regulating vehicle-to-vehicle technology.

August 18, 2014 -- The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeks public comment on the technology the Department of Transportation says will prevent crashes

President Obama plans to take action on the trend of corporations headquartering overseas

Aug 7, 2014 -- As more corporations move their headquarters overseas for tax reasons, President Obama intends to take action.

House Passes Highway Stopgap Bill, Further Action Expected in Senate before August Recess

July 15, 2014 -- The House passed a $10.9 billion short term bill to patch the Highway Trust Fund until May of 2015. Read more after the jump.

House Passes Bill Making Bonus Depreciation Permanent

July 15, 2014 -- On Friday July 11th, the House of Representatives voted to make the Bonus Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or "bonus depreciation" program permanent.

Supreme Court Decision in N.L.R.B v Noel Canning Sets Limits On President’s Power To Make Recess Appointments

June 26, 2014 -- The Supreme Court issued a ruling today limiting the President's ability to issue recess appointments.

A Look Inside the House Republican Leadership Race

June 20, 2014 -- House Republicans choose Kevin McCarthy of California as Majority Leader, Steve Scalise of Louisiana as Whip

FDA Issues Guidance under Drug Supply Chain Security Act, Seeks Comment

On June 10th, the FDA issued guidance under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act for how supply chain stakeholders should identify suspect drug products and notify the agency when illegitimate drug products are found.

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss spells trouble for Speaker Boehner and House leadership

June 11, 2014 -- Tuesday's loss by Leader Cantor could mean an even less productive Congress.

Pat O'Connor Addresses Electric Utility Fleet Manager Conference

June 3, 2014 -- K&O President Pat O'Connor outlined key legislative and regulatory developments impacting electric utility fleets.

EPA Proposes Groundbreaking Rule To Cut Carbon Emissions

June 2, 2014 -- The "Clean Power Plan" will cut carbon emissions from existing and planned power plants by 30 percent by the year 2030.

Comprehensive Water Bill Heads to President for His Signature

May 22, 2014 – Congress passes the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, a bill that approves infrastructure projects and boosts U.S. ports and waterways.

Historic Vote Limits Filibusters

Nov. 21, 2013 -- The Senate approves "nuclear option," allowing for confirmation of judicial and executive branch nominees with a simple majority.

ACOEM Offers Testimony on Chemical Safety

July 31, 2013 -- K&O client, ACOEM, testifies before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on protections against toxic chemical threats.

Administration Delays Employer Mandate

July 3, 2013 -- The Obama Administration has announced it will delay the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate for one year.

IWLA Offers Testimony on National Freight Policy

June 26, 2013 -- K&O client, IWLA, testifies before a House panel on the critical role logistics play in facilitating an efficient freight transportation system.

House Approves Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Bill

June 3, 2013 -- The U.S. House passed H.R. 1919, a bill to enhance the safety of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain. On behalf of the International Warehouse and Logistics Association, K&O was part of a multi-sector effort to draft the consensus bill.

FDA Public Meeting on Food Safety Modernization Act

March 1, 2013 -- Pat O'Connor of Kent & O'Connor presents comments on behalf of IWLA regarding Preventive Controls in Human Food and Produce Safety Standards to FDA.

Transportation & Infrastructure Summit

February 13, 2013 -- Pat O'Connor of Kent & O'Connor participates in first ever Transportation & Infrastructure Summit sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

USTR Requests Comments on International Services Agreement

January 24, 2013 -- The Trade Representative is seeking public comment on U.S. priorities in upcoming negotiations.

Customs Outlook for 2013

January 14, 2013 -- Jon Kent of Kent & O'Connor mentioned in Bureau of National Affairs outlook for customs in 2013.

IRS Addresses Health Law's Employer Mandate

January 3, 2013 -- The IRS has released a critical proposed regulation that outlines administration's stance on employer mandate.

'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Reached Just in Time

January 2, 2012 -- With just 36 hours before the 112th Congress adjourns, legislation aimed at averting the fiscal cliff clears the House.

House GOP Sends White House Fiscal Cliff Counteroffer

December 3, 2012 -- In continued negotiations over the fiscal cliff, House Republican leaders send White House a $2.2 trillion counteroffer.

Federal Government Releases Long-Awaited Health Reform Rules

November 20, 2012 -- The Department of Health and Human Services has released proposed rules on essential health benefits and other key parts of health reform law.

New Report Shows Fiscal Cliff Already Impacting Economy

October 26, 2012 -- The National Association of Manufacturers releases new report highlighting job losses caused by impending 'fiscal cliff.'

House Votes On Short-Term Funding Bill

September 13, 2012 -- Continuing Resolution (CR) Provides Funds for Government through March 27, 2013​

CBO Report Warns of Recession Risk if Budget Stalemate Persists

August 22, 2012 -- The Congressional Budget Office says the economy will likely fall into a recession if the fiscal cliff occurs on schedule.

GAO Issues Report On Effect of Health Care Reform on Employer-Provided Health Coverage

August 15, 2012 -- The U.S. General Accountability Office predicts mixed effects when Affordable Care Act is implemented.

ACOEM Joint Consensus Statement on Workplace Wellness Programs and Incentives Now Available

July 18, 2012 -- Industry collaboration produces guidance for the use of outcomes-based incentives in employer-sponsored workplace wellness programs.

FMCSA Outlines CSA’s Safety Benefits to Congressional Committee

July 11, 2012 -- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration testifies about the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program before House Committee.

Congress Passes Two-Year Transportation Bill

June 29, 2012 -- After weeks of debate, the House and Senate quickly passed a package that approved new federal transportation dollars and freezes federally subsidized student loan rates at 3.4 percent.​

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012 -- The Supreme Court rules in 5-4 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, saying the mandate is permissible under Congress’s taxing authority.

NAFA Fleet Management Association Comments to NHTSA

May 20, 2012 -- K&O client, the NAFA Fleet Management Association, submits comments on NHTSA's proposed Driver Distraction Guidelines.

Kent & O'Connor Client Testifies Before Ways and Means

May 17, 2012 -- NCBFAA President Tells House Ways and Means Committee: Support ACE Funding.

House Ways and Means To Hold CBP Trade Hearing

May 9, 2012 -- Chairman Camp announces May 17 hearing on: Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation through Customs Trade Modernization, Facilitation, and Enforcement.

Obama Administration Releases Corporate Tax Reform Proposal

February 22, 2012 -- The Treasury Secretary unveiled the President's framework for reforming the U.S. business tax system.

White House Unveils FY2013 Budget

February 13, 2012 -- President Obama released details of his FY 2013 budget.

House Committee Begins Mark-up of Long-Delayed Highway Bill

February 2 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee begins mark-up of H.R. 7, "The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012."

Customs Reauthorization Bill on Agenda

Article Reproduced with permission from International Trade Reporter, 29 ITR 147 (Jan. 26, 2012). Copyright 2012 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

CBP, ICE Release Report on 2011 Counterfeit Seizures

January 10, 2012 -- The agencies' annual report shows a 24% increase in the number of seizures over the previous year.

President Obama Makes Recess Appointments To NLRB

January 4, 2012 -- President Obama announced he will make three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board

Payroll Tax Cut Standoff Ends - President Signs Short-term Extension

December 23, 2011 -- Bowing to increased political and public pressure, the House today passed the payroll tax cut extension.

Government Shutdown Averted As 2012 Funding Bill Advances

December 16, 2011 -- Congressional leaders agree to move omnibus appropriations bill. A vote in the House is expected today.

Kent & O'Connor Launches New Website!

December 8, 2011 -- With easier navigation and a new look, the website provides useful resources for clients and friends.

Commerce Committee Introduces Safety Bill

December 8, 2011 -- The Senate Commerce Committee Chairman introduces the long-anticipated highway safety bill.

Transportation Secretary Announces Cell Phone Ban

November 23, 2011 -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces final rule banning hand-held cell phone use by drivers of large trucks and buses.

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