PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

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  • 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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W&J Daily Update

Our daily report from the Capitol

The House will take one postponed suspension vote then complete consideration of H.R. 1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Joseph Otting, to be Comptroller of the Currency, post-cloture. Following disposition of the Otting nomination, the Senate will vote on the pending cloture motions with respect to the following nominations: Donald C. Coggins Jr., to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, and Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

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The House will consider nine bills under suspension of the rules and begin consideration of H.R. 1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate will resume consideration of David G. Zatezalo, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health; vote on the nomination of Mark T. Esper, to be Secretary of the Army; vote on the Zatezalo nomination; and vote to invoke cloture on Joseph Otting, to be Comptroller of the Currency.

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The House is expected to consider several bills under suspension of the rules and is also expected to consider a measure (conference report to accompany HR 2810) that would authorize FY 2018 funding, programs and policy for the Defense Department and related agencies and a bill (HR 2874) that would reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Senate will resume consideration of Stephen Gill Bradbury, to be General Counsel to the Department of Transportation.

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The House will consider four bills under suspension of the rules as well as consider H.Res. 599 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen. The Senate will resume consideration of Derek Kan, to be Under Secretary of Transportation.

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The House will consider H.R. 2201 – Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act. The Senate will resume consideration of William L. Wehrum, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Derek Kan, to be Under Secretary of Transportation.

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The House will consider H.R. 3043 – Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of Peter B. Robb, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

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PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

    Read...

    Read More
  • 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.

     

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