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 Actmedia

“Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Thursday met Chairman of the American-Romanian Business Council (AMRO) Eric Stewart, to whom he underscored the commitment of the Romanian authorities to deepen and increase the dynamics of the economic dimension of the strategic partnership between Romania and the US, pleading in favour of increased US economic presence in Romania and the region.”



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By Bloomberg Government

“Despite a gridlocked Congress, signs that lobbying-related business is increasingly moving off the books, and the recent merger of an industry stalwart due to declining business performance, the on-the-books business of the largest lobbying firms looks healthy. This Bloomberg Government Analysis provides an in-depth assessment of the third-quarter 2014 performance of the 20 largest lobbying firms (by revenue in the third quarter of 2014), measured across 16 business metrics…Both Capitol Tax Partners LLP and Williams & Jensen PLLC experienced no terminations during the third quarter of 2014, while picking up one and seven new registrations, respectively.”



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By RareVoice

On November 13, 2014, Williams & Jensen Principal Cheryl Jaeger received the Congressional Staff Abbey Award at the third annual RareVoice Awards Gala, hosted by Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA). Cheryl was nominated for her work to enact the “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act” while serving on the leadership staff for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. 



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By Stephen Blumenthal

In this op-ed that appeared in the November 5, American Banker, Williams & Jensen’s Stephen Blumenthal proposes merging the housing government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a single entity. 



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By The Hill

J. Steven Hart,Williams & Jensen PLLC
Hart, the chairman and chief executive of the law and lobby shop, has charted a smooth course at a time of industry turmoil.



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By The Hill

A former aide to ex-Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has joined Williams & Jensen. Cheryl Jaeger, who has spent 15 years under the Capitol Dome, will be a part of the law and lobby firm’s healthcare practice…“We know that Cheryl will continue our long tradition of offering unparalleled strategic counsel, policy analysis, and advocacy to address our clients’ health care issues,” said Steve Hart, chairman and CEO of Williams & Jensen, in a statement.



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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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