Week in Review

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The Obama Administration releases its Unified Agenda, U.S. Senator Mike Rounds announces a resolution that allows review of federal agency rules, and more…

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  • 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 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 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.