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Week in Review

Week in Review

Regulatory news in review

Sunshine Week Brings New FOIA.gov, But Critics Say Glass is Still Half Full

Sunshine Week Brings New FOIA.gov, But Critics Say Glass is Still Half Full

New government website teaches users how to request government information but with mixed reactions.

The House May Block Funding to Implement the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

The House May Block Funding to Implement the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC’s newly adopted rules aim to ensure freedom and openness, but face appropriations hurdles.

Week in Review

Week in Review

Regulatory news in review

USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

Following Supreme Court decision, the USDA stops regulating Roundup Ready Alfalfa.

Democrats and Republicans Wrangle Over the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

Democrats and Republicans Wrangle Over the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

Congress debates whether net neutrality rules promote competition and innovation or stifle economic activity.

Ongoing Litigation in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Ongoing Litigation in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Lawsuits over stem cell research could alter current scientific approaches.

OIRA’s Guide Provides Agencies with Recommendations for Using Regulations.gov

OIRA’s Guide Provides Agencies with Recommendations for Using Regulations.gov

OIRA recommends that agencies promote public access by uploading rulemaking documents in a timely, consistent fashion.

“Do Not Track Me” Bill Would Promote Online Privacy

“Do Not Track Me” Bill Would Promote Online Privacy

New bill would require the FTC to regulate companies’ use and collection of data about Internet users

Davos World Economic Forum Focuses on Transparency

Davos World Economic Forum Focuses on Transparency

Davos World Economic Forum generates support for government transparency, but divides remain over private sector transparency.

Week in Review

Week in Review

Regulatory news in review

Obama’s Plan to Reform the Housing Market

Obama’s Plan to Reform the Housing Market

The Obama Administration explains its plans for reforming the U.S. housing market: less government involvement, more private capital.