Week in Review

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U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch reintroduces the SCRUB Act, the European Parliament delays its vote on TTIP, and more . . .

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  • U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch will reintroduce the Searching for and Cutting Regulations That Are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act—also known as the SCRUB Act—which will establish a bipartisan committee for reviewing and identifying existing rules that the committee decides warrant repeal.
  • The European Parliament (EP) delayed its debate and vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—a proposed trade and investment agreement between the European Union and the United States—after 116 amendments were introduced.
  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski held a final legislative hearing on 42 proposals aimed at reforming—and promoting governmental accountability of—the country’s national energy policies.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to evaluate the creation of domestic and international emissions standards for airplanes, and proposed findings about the impact of airplane emissions on air pollution.