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Achieving Procedural Fairness in Black Lung Benefits Hearings

Black lung disease is increasing, but fewer miners can successfully claim benefits.

GAO Advises Congress on Climate Change

Official from oversight agency recommends greater effort to protect federal facilities from climate change damage.

The Effect of Income Disparity on Financial Regulation

Scholar worries that pay gap between financial industry and regulators may lead to regulatory failure.

Enforcement and Regulatory Governance

Environmental regulators need to take a more holistic approach to improve compliance.

Week in Review

Summers withdraws from Fed consideration, Representatives introduce bill to extend FDA authority, and more…

Week in Review

Supreme Court allows FTC continue suit, SEC may seek admissions of guilt, and more…

TARP Overseer Describes “Lost Opportunity” to Increase Small Business Lending

Report blames regulators’ lack of sufficient oversight in reviewing loan applications.

Despite Recent Safety Record, FAA May Lack Key Data

Recent GAO report details ways to improve aviation safety data collection.

Week in Review

DOJ opens investigation of IRS for unfair scrutiny, the Senate confirms Moniz as Secretary of Energy, and more.

Week in Review

Obama signs executive order to share government information, Republicans block EPA nominee, and more.

GAO Finds Flaws With Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Planning

Nuclear Regulatory Commission unlikely to follow the GAO’s recommendation.

GAO Report Finds Excess Spending in Medicare

GAO urges changes to payment formula for certain Medicare plans.