Happy New Year and welcome to the Ermer & Brownell, PLLC, website, the new location of the FEHBlog. It has been a slow week for FEHB Program related news. President Bush did sign into law the Freedom of Information Act reform bill known as the OPEN Government Act of 2007 . Congress returns from its holiday recess later this month, Govexec.com is predicting even more gridlock for the second session of the 110th Congress. Time will tell.