Analysis

FDA Announces Age Change for Tobacco Sales

Online announcement declares that new tobacco age restrictions are effective immediately.

The Regulation of American Archaeology

Federal regulation of domestic and international archaeology comes from a variety of agencies.

Drug Approval During a Public Health Crisis

FDA’s approval of an Ebola vaccine can serve as a framework for drug development during other epidemics.

Congress

The Origins of GAO’s Ukraine Funding Report

Government Accountability Office report on military aid reflects historical tug-of-war between Congress and the President.

Proposed Rule Seeks to Promote Value-Based Health Care

Federal regulators seek to expand safe harbors for provider care coordination arrangements.

A Proposed Rule to Secure the Digital Economy

A Department of Commerce proposal would establish broad authority to block threats to digital security.

Proposed EPA Rule May Permit More Toxic Water Pollution

EPA’s proposed relaxation of a rule restricting water pollution from coal plants generates controversy.

Federal Agencies’ Westward Expansion

The Bureau of Land Management’s relocation sets the stage for other federal agencies to leave Washington.

The Little Health Bill That Could

A proposed law would reduce the amount households spend on health care each year.

Regulating Hemp

After a long struggle, farmers will soon be able to grow industrial hemp in the United States.

Philadelphia Passes Renters’ Right to Counsel

The law is a win for housing advocates, but gaps remain in city’s rental protections.

Combatting Drug Shortages

A federal task force proposes regulatory solutions to mitigate drug shortages.