EPA proposes rule for stringent emissions standards, Supreme Court gives deference to FCC statutory interpretation, and more.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule creating more stringent car emissions standards and reducing sulfur concentration in gasoline starting in 2014.
- The Supreme Court of the United States gave deference to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) interpretation of its statutory authority.
- Congress considered a bill directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a national strategy to address the health effects of climate change.
- The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary approved the Border, Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a study arguing that public interest groups use legislation to force EPA action.
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and HHS released an interim final rule setting the payment rates for the HHS’s pre-existing condition insurance plan.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fought real estate kickbacks by ordering a Texas builder to give up its allleged back-door payments from mortgage company.