Week in Review

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New steps on nuclear safety standards, a record number of deportations, court decision on polar bear protection, and more.

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  • In response to President Obama’s order to reduce burdensome regulations, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed two rules to provide hospitals more operational flexibility and otherwise reform regulations affecting a range of health care facilities.
  • The Obama administration set a record for number of deportations, removing close to 400,000 undocumented immigrants in the last fiscal year, according to an announcement this week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • The Department of Labor (DOL) provided states with $7.6 million in grants to increase unemployed workers’ access to job searches and other re-employment services.
  • The Treasury Department sought public comments to help structure its planned study on modernizing the regulation of insurance and insurance companies.
  • The Senate unanimously passed a bill providing for greater federal oversight of gas and oil pipelines and civil penalties for people who contribute to pipeline accidents.