Rulemaking

Rules for the Rule-Makers

Rules for the Rule-Makers

ACUS releases a recommendation for how agencies should regulate their rulemaking procedures.

Transparency and Privacy in Public Rulemaking Dockets

Transparency and Privacy in Public Rulemaking Dockets

A new ACUS recommendation seeks to balance transparency with privacy when agencies disclose rulemaking comments.

OIRA’s Impact on Rulemaking

OIRA’s Impact on Rulemaking

Interest groups that lobby OIRA impact public policy, yet OIRA’s role as a regulatory gatekeeper remains understudied.

Incomprehensibility is a Trust Problem

Incomprehensibility is a Trust Problem

Agencies and stakeholders have incentives to speak to each other incomprehensibly.

Creating Incentives for Regulatory Comprehensibility

Creating Incentives for Regulatory Comprehensibility

Scholars comment on a new book that advocates greater simplicity and clarity in the expression of laws and regulations.

Did a Federal Ethics Loophole Worsen the Vaping Crisis?

Did a Federal Ethics Loophole Worsen the Vaping Crisis?

Congress should adopt stronger restrictions on former federal officials’ ability to lobby their old employers.

A Stronger Separation of Powers for Administrative Agencies

A Stronger Separation of Powers for Administrative Agencies

A better model for the administrative state includes both agency expertise and congressional oversight for major regulations.

Is Regulation Good for Business?

Is Regulation Good for Business?

Former CFPB Director argues that businesses often prefer clear prescriptive rules over general standards.

Does Presidential Ideology Influence OIRA Review?

Does Presidential Ideology Influence OIRA Review?

Scholars report that White House review exerts a deregulatory influence on agency rulemaking.

Can Hip Hop Save Rulemaking?

Can Hip Hop Save Rulemaking?

An arts-based framework could re-democratize the rulemaking process.

Cost-Benefit Analysis According to the Trump Administration

Cost-Benefit Analysis According to the Trump Administration

Scholar argues that the Trump Administration has discredited cost-benefit analysis.

Guiding Agencies to Improve Transparency and Efficiency

Guiding Agencies to Improve Transparency and Efficiency

Scholars analyze ACUS recommendations to improve efficiency, public access, and transparency in agency procedures.