Week in Review

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Obama signs executive order to share government information, Republicans block EPA nominee, and more.

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  • President Barack Obama signed an executive order to make government information more available to the public.
  • CFPB filed a complaint against two companies for allegedly charging illegal advance fees for debt-settlement services.
  • Colorado lawmakers passed two laws for legal marijuana use.  One created a regulatory scheme for marijuana use and the other set rates of taxation.
  • The FDA announced its plans to investigate the safety of caffeinated foods, particularly those targeted at children and adolescents.
  • CFPB released a report analyzing the responses from the agency’s request for comments on promoting student loan affordability.
  • D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells proposed legislation to ban 3D printer guns.
  • The EPA denied an Earth Justice petition to add coal mines as sources under the Clean Air Act and to regulate their emissions.