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President Signs Helium Act into Law

President Signs Helium Act into Law

Last evening (Oct. 2), President Obama signed into law the Helium Stewardship Act, which will keep the Federal Helium Reserve operating and selling crude helium to private industry beyond Oct. 7. As reported in this blog and in NEMA and MITA releases, the House and Senate passed the bill unanimously last week. Now commodity and supply managers for many companies in the medical imaging, lighting, welding, and semiconductor industries can breathe a bit easier and get a few more minutes of sleep at Read more [...]
Little Shows of Bipartisanship

Little Shows of Bipartisanship

Given the partisan rancor generally spilling out of the nation's capital, it was refreshing to attend a markup of several bills (including one that is important to NEMA's Signaling, Protection and Communication Section) that have bipartisan support. This morning the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection approved five measures by voice vote, including H.R. 1796, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act. This bill, sponsored by Representative Read more [...]