The Obama Administration releases its Unified Agenda, U.S. Senator Mike Rounds announces a resolution that allows review of federal agency rules, and more…
- The Obama Administration released its Unified Agenda, a semiannual agenda which details the rules that comprise the federal agencies’ main priorities for the upcoming year.
- U.S. Senator Mike Rounds announced the Regulation Sensibility Through Oversight Restoration (RESTORE) Resolution that would allow a Joint Select Committee to review enacted federal agency rules and consider the formation of a permanent committee to review rules with large economic effects prior to enactment.
- In a narrow vote, the U.S. Senate broke a bipartisan filibuster on legislation which would give President Obama “fast-track” authority to make trade deals, meaning Congress could reject such deals, but could not amend or filibuster them.
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced charges against four cancer charities for allegedly spending donations to the charity on personal expenses.
- The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that Takata, an airbag manufacturer, will conduct a national recall of specific passenger- and driver-side airbag inflators which have been blamed for causing several deaths throughout the world.
- The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) required Amtrak to install Automatic Train Control technology on northbound tracks, increase the number of signs stating speed limits, and evaluate the risk of turns along the Northeast Corridor, in order to increase safety.
- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of a report detailing how the U.S., through technological advancements, can maximize its utilization of wind resources in regions that have limited wind deployment.