5 Areas Of Law That The New President And Congress Can Change
In a few days, a new President will be sworn in and will begin serving a 4 (or 8) year term. A few days ago, a new Congress was also sworn in and began serving. With a new President and Congress comes changes to existing laws. Here are 5 areas of law that can change under the new leadership.
Personal Injury. There has been a tug of war of sorts between consumer’s rights and excessive personal injury lawsuits for years. With the new President and Congress, there will likely be a renewed focus on “tort reform” designed to make it harder to bring personal injury lawsuits. Tort reform legislation has been primarily addressed at the state level, but new federal tort reform legislation is a high possibility under the new President and Congress.
Tax laws. It is no secret that the U.S. tax code is complex and difficult to understand. Additionally, there have been criticisms lodged at the IRS regarding the agency’s usefulness and purpose. There have been calls for simplifying the tax code, creating a flat tax, and abolishing the IRS. The new President and Congress will likely enact legislation to change some parts of the tax code and to lower taxes such as corporate taxes.
Healthcare law. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare) became the law of the land. The law was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012. Before, during, and after the passing of the law, there were loud calls for the law to be repealed. The new President and Congress have promised to repeal the law, and will likely change all or parts of the law, thereby affecting millions of people and businesses. What will replace the law and how it will affect people and businesses is an ongoing topic of discussion.
Student loans. As of 2016, total student loan debt was $1.2 trillion and accounted for 37 percent of the federal government’s balance sheet. The number is growing fast. The new President and Congress will likely pass legislation to change the way student loan debt is offered and repaid in order to address the crisis.
Immigration. There have been renewed calls for new immigration laws in light of a wave of terrorist attacks occurring in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Additionally, the new President campaigned on controlling the U.S.-Mexican border. Laws affecting deportation, border control and access, and citizenship requirements will likely be changed under the new President and Congress.
With a change in President and Congress comes changes to laws. Elections ensure that change keeps occurring. During the process, the country keeps growing and improving.
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