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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In the News

Articles featuring Williams & Jensen and our team

By ILENE FLEISCHMANN

Five alumni who have gone on to succeed in widely varied types of practice will be honored as the School of Law confers Distinguished Alumni Awards at its annual Law Alumni Association Dinner on May 4.

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By Tom James Company

Williams & Jensen mourns the passing of longtime client and friend Spencer Hays. Mr. Hays, the founder of Tom James Company, passed away on March 1, 2017.

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By Adevărul

In an interview with Adevărul, Williams & Jensen’s Eric Stewart, President of the American-Romanian Business Council, discusses U.S.-Romanian relations at the outset of the Trump Administration.

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The Embassy Guild and Williams & Jensen’s Matt Decker hold a panel discussion on “The Trump Administration and Trade: What to Expect” on Thursday, March 2, at the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam. The panel discussion will focus on what the diplomatic community can expect during the Trump Administration on trade policy. The discussion will be moderated by Lorraine Hawley, Archer Daniels Midland, Director of International Government Relations. Panelists are: Karan Bhatia, GE, Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Policy, Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative; and David Weller, Google, Head of Global Trade Policy, Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China.

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By Politico Morning Agriculture

Scott Graves, who recently served as the majority staff director for the House Agriculture Committee under Chairman Conaway, has joined the law firm of Williams & Jensen, in Washington, D.C., as a principal. Graves, who has 12 years of experience in agricultural policy, worked closely with House leadership on the 2008 and 2014 farm bills and was also Conaway’s chief of staff...

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By Politico Influence

Scott Graves is heading to Williams & Jensen to head up its food and agriculture practice. Graves was previously the majority staff director for the House Agriculture Committee under Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and has also worked as Conaway’s chief of staff.

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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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