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Now that the 2012 election is over, President Obama and the 112th Congress have turned their attention to the lame duck congressional session that convened Nov. 13.
Newly elected members of the 113th Congress gathered this month on Capitol Hill following the reelection of President Barack Obama, preservation of the House Republican majority, and a two-seat gain for the Democratic majority in the Senate.
A final rule issued Oct. 24 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides for oversight of certain large debt collectors, including any firm that has more than $10 million in annual receipts from consumer debt collection activities.
The FBI’s annual Crime in the United States report released this month revealed that the estimated number of violent crimes in the United States declined in 2011 for the fifth consecutive year.
In the aftermath of last month’s hurricane, the ABA sprang into action to provide volunteer assistance to those with legal needs and disaster-related resources to lawyers.
The ABA Board of Governors approved a policy this month on cybersecurity comprised of five principles that the association is urging the executive and legislative branches to consider when making policy determinations for improving cybersecurity for the U.S. public and private sectors.