A. LEGISLATION, TRENDS AND TENDENCIES A.1 Legislation In the last year, there has been no legislation that has advanced in any significant way to amend or alter the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). A.2 Trends and Tendencies Since 2007, there have been efforts by a small minority in Congress to amend the FAA to invalidate any pre-dispute arbitration agreement that would require arbitration of any employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute. In May 2013, these attempts were revived by the reintroduction of the proposed amendment in the House of Representative and in the Senate. The bill failed to make it out of committee in either chamber.