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.

     

    Read...

    Read More

House


Yesterday:
  • The House was not in session.


Today:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider the "Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act" (H.R. 3012), the "National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act of 2011" (H.R. 2192), the "Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act" (H.R. 1801) and "Federal Workers Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act" (H.R. 2465).

 

Senate


Yesterday:
  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee and continued consideration of the "Department of Defense Authorization Act" (S. 1867).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the "Department of Defense Authorization Act" (S. 1867). Votes on amendments are expected.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Technical Conference
1:00 p.m.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Tax

S.1917 : A bill to create jobs by providing payroll tax relief for middle class families and businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 11/28/2011) Cosponsors (5)
Latest Major Action: 11/28/2011 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Transportation

S.1915 : A bill to amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to provide clarification regarding the applicability of exemptions relating to the transportation of agricultural commodities and farm supplies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 11/28/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 11/28/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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.

     

    Read...

    Read More

Recent TweetsFollow Us >

TheFirmWJ
TheFirmWJ House and Senate Armed Services Committees release summary of FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act: bit.ly/2jbFgIT pic.twitter.com/U...
TheFirmWJ
TheFirmWJ W&J's Joel Oswald spoke at last week's @GUFinPolicy Financial Markets Quality Conference: bit.ly/2zaJ53U pic.twitter.com/9...
TheFirmWJ
TheFirmWJ Nominations - by calendar number - approved by the Senate earlier this afternoon. Senate Executive Calendar: bit.ly/2l2VmjU pic.twitter.com/P...