PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

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  • April 19, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On April 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” The notice is part of the EPA’s efforts to implement the Executive Order titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (E.O. 13777), which was signed by President Trump on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submitting public comments is May 15, 2017. EPA offices will also be conducting public forums on regulatory reform over the next four weeks. The Executive Order establishes mechanisms intended to reduce regulations, including by implementing the President’s January 30, 2017 Executive Order (E.O. 13771) which calls for agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation they promulgate.

     

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  • April 12, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    Congress enacted the “Congressional Review Act” (CRA) as part of the “Contract with America Advancement Act” (P.L. 104-121) in 1996 and it is codified at 5 U.S.C. 801-808. The CRA established an expedited process for Congress to repeal recently promulgated regulations through passage of joint resolutions signed into law by the President. As of April 7, the President has signed eleven CRA resolutions into law. The House and Senate have passed two more, which the President is expected to sign. Activity on CRA resolutions will begin to wind down as the statutory cut-off for action on resolutions to repeal final rules issued during the 114th Congress is expected to occur no later than early May.

     

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Denis Dwyer
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Denis Dwyer became a Principal of Williams & Jensen in March 2002. He specializes in Federal and state legislative, public policy, and government marketing and procurement issues.

Professional background

Mr. Dwyer has a record of significant Federal funding accomplishments in areas of economic development, transportation, education, infrastructure, defense, and environmental matters. He also has substantial experience in assisting clients in the marketing of products and services to Federal, state, and local government agencies. In recent years, he has been successful in securing various Federal appropriations and authorizations on behalf of clients.

Prior to joining Williams & Jensen, Mr. Dwyer was a Principal and the Director of Legislation and Federal Affairs at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, from 1992 until March 2002. In December 2000, Influence Online named Mr. Dwyer as one of Washington's top four transportation lobbyists. In 1998, Legal Times ranked Mr. Dwyer as one of the "Hottest Appropriations Lobbyists" in Washington, D.C.

Previously, Mr. Dwyer held the office of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the McNair Group, Inc., a government affairs and business consulting subsidiary of the McNair Law Firm. He also succeeded, over an eight-year period, to the same capacity at the Railway Progress Institute, the international trade association of the railroad and rail rapid transit manufacturing and supplier industry.

Throughout his career, Mr. Dwyer has been involved in the completion of state and Federal environmental impact statements affecting public facilities. He also has assisted state and local governments and major corporations in planning and executing Federal and state legislative, regulatory, and marketing strategies.

In addition to serving Williams & Jensen clients, Mr. Dwyer is the founder and former member of the Board of Directors of Operation Lifesavers, Inc., a former Committee member of the Transportation Research Board and a former sub committee member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Education

  • Gettysburg College, B.A., 1978 


Not licensed to practice law.

PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • April 19, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On April 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” The notice is part of the EPA’s efforts to implement the Executive Order titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (E.O. 13777), which was signed by President Trump on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submitting public comments is May 15, 2017. EPA offices will also be conducting public forums on regulatory reform over the next four weeks. The Executive Order establishes mechanisms intended to reduce regulations, including by implementing the President’s January 30, 2017 Executive Order (E.O. 13771) which calls for agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation they promulgate.

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • April 12, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    Congress enacted the “Congressional Review Act” (CRA) as part of the “Contract with America Advancement Act” (P.L. 104-121) in 1996 and it is codified at 5 U.S.C. 801-808. The CRA established an expedited process for Congress to repeal recently promulgated regulations through passage of joint resolutions signed into law by the President. As of April 7, the President has signed eleven CRA resolutions into law. The House and Senate have passed two more, which the President is expected to sign. Activity on CRA resolutions will begin to wind down as the statutory cut-off for action on resolutions to repeal final rules issued during the 114th Congress is expected to occur no later than early May.

     

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