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Current Law Helps Shield Attorney General From Independent Review

Current Law Helps Shield Attorney General From Independent Review

A government watchdog office needs authority to investigate issues related to federal prosecutions.

The Origins of GAO’s Ukraine Funding Report

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.

Curbing Ticket Bots

Curbing Ticket Bots

GAO describes potential solutions to limit the use of automated software in the ticket marketplace.

In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

Even during budget crises, federal law empowers agencies to use appropriations to defend civil cases.

President Trump’s Space Force Is a Recipe for Wasteful Spending

President Trump’s Space Force Is a Recipe for Wasteful Spending

Militarizing space could open the door to an arms race and excess spending.

FDA Reform Needs to Look More Like Tax Reform

FDA Reform Needs to Look More Like Tax Reform

U.S. regulators should model the medical device classification process on recent tax reform.

Regulatory Process in Dire Need of Reform

Regulatory Process in Dire Need of Reform

EPA exemplifies how agency rulemaking pushes the boundaries of lawful policymaking.

Hyping the Cost of Regulation

Hyping the Cost of Regulation

Regulatory action should be based on accurate estimates of regulatory benefits and costs.

Guidance and the Congressional Review Act

Guidance and the Congressional Review Act

Congress faces issues in attempting to apply regulation-removing law to agency guidance.

Trump’s Red Tape Rollback

Trump’s Red Tape Rollback

The Trump Administration’s regulatory rollback highlights the opportunities and obstacles that lie ahead.

Why Cabinet Secretaries Should Not Threaten Members of Congress

Why Cabinet Secretaries Should Not Threaten Members of Congress

Basic principles of American government limit the political role of administrative agencies in legislative debates.

Congress Rejects Teacher Preparation Reporting Rule

Congress Rejects Teacher Preparation Reporting Rule

Congress and President Trump use Congressional Review Act to rescind Obama-era education rule.