Supreme Court will not hear tobacco labeling case, Administration releases new drug policy, and more.
- The Supreme Court decided not to hear a case challenging the new labeling requirements on tobacco products.
- The Obama Administration released its new drug policy, emphasizing a compromise between legalization and the “War on Drugs” approaches.
- The Senate confirmed the appointment of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
- After proposed gun control legislation was defeated in the Senate, the U.S. Department of Human Health and Services (HHS) announced plans to remove HIPPA limitations on data sharing with background check systems.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule setting the tolerance levels for the fungicide azoxystrobin when it is found in ginseng and other commodities.
- The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a white paper arguing that payday advance loans may create a cycle of indebtedness.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) celebrated Earth Day by promoting projects meant to improve water services in rural communities.
- The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) issued a rule amending the procedures for the periodic registration of sex offenders.
- An Oregon brewery pushed for its beers—which are processed to remove gluten—to be labeled gluten-free under a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rule.