Week in Review

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Federal judges reject recess appointments, HHS and IRS propose heath care rules, and more.

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  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a final rule implementing provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that prohibit creditors from providing residential mortgages without fairly assessing consumers’ ability to pay.
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Request for Comments and Scientific Evidence supporting potential changes to warning labels on smokeless tobacco products.
  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) proposed a rule to substitute the term “intellectual disability” for “mental retardation” in the list of terms used to assess claims involving mental disorders.
  • An expert panel urged the FDA to impose greater restrictions on certain types of painkillers.
  • The EPA published a request seeking comment on and suggestions for its national enforcement initiatives for 2014-16.