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Congressional Republicans Seek to Put the “REINS” on Costly Agency Rulemaking

Congressional Republicans Seek to Put the “REINS” on Costly Agency Rulemaking

Republican legislation would require Congress to approve major rules passed by federal agencies.

Federal Courts Split on Constitutionality of Individual Mandate in Health Care Law

Federal Courts Split on Constitutionality of Individual Mandate in Health Care Law

Two district courts uphold insurance mandate, but two other courts find it unconstitutional.

Week in Review

Week in Review

Obama Administration plans housing reform, President pledges to modernize regulations, and more…

The Justice Department’s “Imminent” Decision on the Google-ITA Merger

The Justice Department’s “Imminent” Decision on the Google-ITA Merger

Justice Department decides whether to allow online search giant to buy leading travel search provider.

Clean Water Act Amendment Helps Philadelphia Comply with Stormwater Regulations

Clean Water Act Amendment Helps Philadelphia Comply with Stormwater Regulations

The federal government may contribute fees to Philadelphia to limit stormwater runoff to sewers.

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Mine safety regulator proposes criteria for improving worker protection.

Obama’s Order on Equity and Regulatory Analysis

Obama’s Order on Equity and Regulatory Analysis

President Obama’s new Executive Order stresses analysis of equity issues in rulemaking, in addition to calling for a review of existing regulation.

Week in Review

Week in Review

Senate healthcare repeal fails, contraception requirement may violate religious liberty, and more…

State of the Union and Responses Highlight Key Differences Over Regulation

State of the Union and Responses Highlight Key Differences Over Regulation

President Obama and Republican leaders debate health care, environmental regulation, and other regulatory issues.

New Executive Order Promotes Public Participation

New Executive Order Promotes Public Participation

Obama’s recent order makes promising strides toward improving participation in agency rulemaking.

Bipartisan E-Rulemaking Act of 2010 Introduced to Enhance Transparency

Bipartisan E-Rulemaking Act of 2010 Introduced to Enhance Transparency

Senators aim to require the government to put information concerning regulation on the Internet.

Talk on Dodd-Frank Fills Lecture Hall

Talk on Dodd-Frank Fills Lecture Hall

University of Pennsylvania professors discuss extensive financial reform legislation.