MPs produce legislation for holding a Brexit referendum in the next few months

REUTERS/Simon Dawson Cross-party group of MPs publish draft legislation for holding a Brexit referendum before the end of May. MPs from the Conservatives, Labour and other parties unveil two draft bills designed for holding a referendum on Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the next few months. Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said it shows […]

US legislation to limit Palestinian aid over the country’s “martyr fund” is set to pass through Congress

Reuters Legislation to sharply reduce the annual $ 300 million in US aid to the Palestinian Authority is set to be passed by the US Congress this week. The White House has expressed concern that Palestine is using US aid money to fund stipends to convicted terrorists and their families. The measure, known as the […]

Can legislation fix gaming’s loot box problem?

Last year’s gaming controversy has turned into this year’s legislative battleground. Fans were outraged when Star Wars: Battlefront II launched with buyable loot boxes that unbalanced multiplayer combat, and other games like Need For Speed: Payback and Destiny 2 had their own pay-to-win controversies. Eventually, loot boxes unsettled enough constituents to rile their representatives. Legislators […]

Nebraska considers blockchain and cryptocurrency legislation

Four pieces of legislation concerning blockchain technology have been introduced in the Nebraska legislature already this year, three of which were debated in committee this week. Proponents of these bills say they will help to protect consumers while making Nebraska a national leader in the blockchain industry. Opponents are concerned that the technology is too […]

Trump asks Congress to pass legislation making sure US aid ‘only goes to America’s friends’

In President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, he asked Congress to help pass legislation ensuring US aid serves “American interests,” and would be prioritized for “friends of America.” Trump also lauded his December decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and criticized countries that rejected the move at the United Nations. […]

Anti-Iran Legislation Draws Unexpected Opposition – From The Trump Justice Department

An anti-Iran bill passed in the House this month with the support of the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC is unconstitutional, according to a Justice Department memo obtained by BuzzFeed News. The determination is a setback for legislation Republicans hoped would expose Democrats as soft on Iran and curry favor with pro-Israel donors. It also […]

One huge company embodies everything vile that the new #metoo legislation is working to fix

Reuters Legislation called “Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Act” was introduced in the House on Wednesday with bipartisan support. It stops employers from forcing employees to sign away their right to sue for sexual harassment. One company embodies everything this legislation is meant to stop — Signet Jewelers. It owns Zales, Jared’s Galleria and […]

Russia will block Facebook if it doesn’t comply with local data storage legislation, says local regulator

Facebook could be banned in Russia if it fails to comply with local legislation on personal data storage, warned the country’s head of Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (“Roskomnadzor”), Alexander Zharov. “The law is mandatory for everyone,” the RIA news agency quoted Zharov as saying. “Either we will [have […]

Trump call for immigration legislation sparks Republican interest

Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s call to the U.S. Congress to pass protections for some undocumented immigrants is stirring interest among his fellow Republicans in Congress, despite the party’s longstanding divisions over immigration that were on display on Wednesday. Trump, who fashioned his 2016 presidential campaign around a pledge to clamp down […]