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June 19, 1934: The Communications Act becomes a federal law

Congress enacted the Communications Act into law June 19, 1934. The act replaced the Federal Radio Commission with the Federal Communications Commission. In addition, the act transferred regulation of interstate telephone services from the Interstate Commerce Commission to the FCC. In 1996, Congress amended and repealed portions of the Communications Act of 1934 in the […]




May 2, 2000: President Clinton announces that accurate GPS access will no longer be restricted to the military

On May 2, 2000, civilian users were allowed to receive a nondegraded signal when ”selective availability” of GPS was discontinued. The change in signal to allow for the common good was the result of a 1996 executive order issued by President Clinton. Since then, GPS has become a widely used navigation aid and a useful […]




Government Agencies And Progams

Do you need to apply for Medicaid or Medicare benefits for yourself or a loved one? Are you interested in providing services to the state or federal government? Are your rights being threatened because of the actions of a state or federal agency? Whatever your needs, working with a governmental entity can be intimidating, confusing […]




COMMENTARY: FDA Amendments Act Scandal Protects Big Pharmaceutical Companies

COMMENTARY: FDA Amendments Act Scandal Protects Big Pharmaceutical Companies by Robert A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law Feb. 6, 2008 On Jan. 16, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule that directly contradicts Congress’ expressed intent when it passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDA Amendments Act of 2007). […]




Administrative Law

When the U.S. Congress enacts a new law, the Senate and House of Representatives don’t retain responsibility for administering, monitoring and enforcing the provisions of the law. Instead, those duties are delegated to an administrative agency, which creates specific rules, regulations and procedures. These administrative agencies are subject to administrative laws, which: Identify the scope […]