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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Washington Update

Our weekly update on Congress

This week The House passed H.R. 2706, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017; H.R. 1730, the Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017; H.R. 3971, the Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017; H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act; and H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act.

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This week The House passed the motion to go to conference on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1); the “Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017” (H.R. 3731); the “Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation Act of 2017” (H.R. 3317); the “Enhancing Veteran Care Act” (S. 1266); the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017” (H.R. 38); the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017” (H.R. 477); and the “Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 22nd.” 

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This week The House passed H.R. 3905, the Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act; H.R. 4182, the Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act; H.R. 3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act and H.R. 1699, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act.

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This week The House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1); the Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017 (H.R. 3071); the 21st Century Flood Reform Act (H.R. 2874); the Connected Government Act (H.R. 2331); and adopted the Conference Report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2810).

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This week The House passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act; H.R. 3991, the Risk-Based Credit Examination Act; H.R. 4173, the Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017; H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017 and H.R. 2201, the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act.

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This week The House passed the “Encouraging Public Offerings Act of 2017” (H.R. 3903);  the “Helium Extraction Act of 2017” (H.R. 3279); the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” (H.R. 2936); the “Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act (IPAB repeal)” (H.R. 849); and the “CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act (CHIP extension)” (H.R. 3922)

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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...

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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.”

     

    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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