Tag Archives: OIRA

Two Regulatory Reform Bills Introduced

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Wednesday, May 29, 2019@BridgetDooling

Following up on my post about a Congressional hearing on regulatory reform before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management (RAFM), two new bills were introduced on May 13. Both bills grew out of that hearing (video & written testimony available on the HSGAC website). The Early […]

Upcoming Hearing — From Beginning to End: An Examination of Agencies’ Early Public Engagement and Retrospective Review

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Monday, May 6, 2019@BridgetDooling

Two former OIRA Administrators are testifying tomorrow morning in a hearing that might re-kindle regulatory reform efforts in Congress. As Chris Walker has covered on this blog, the 115th Congress had a flurry of regulatory reform activity, none of which was enacted. This is the first Senate hearing in the 116th to take up regulatory reform.* […]

OMB’s “Major” Move on Regs & Guidance

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Monday, Apr. 15, 2019@BridgetDooling

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo on Thursday describing its new approach to its implementation of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Under the CRA, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is required to determine whether agency “rules” are “major.” In this memo, OMB calls for information about economic impacts to inform its […]

My Talk at “Regulatory Change & the Trump Administrative State”

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Monday, Apr. 1, 2019@BridgetDooling

I’m following Professor Aaron Nielson’s (BYU) lead and sharing an abbreviated summary of my remarks from the recent & excellent day-long Yale Journal on Regulation conference on “Regulatory Change & the Trump Administrative State.” I was delighted to be part of the panel on “Changes in Administrative Law in the Executive Branch,” along with Professors […]

Ferrets Ahead? Trump’s Regulatory “Two-for-One” Litigation Moves on to (at least some measure of) Discovery

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019@BridgetDooling

There was a big development in the litigation challenging Trump’s regulatory “two-for-one” executive order last night. As I blogged about earlier, Judge Moss previously dismissed the case for lack of standing on February 26, 2018. Plaintiffs requested the ability to amend their complaint in light of the opinion, which the government did not oppose. That second […]

Neomi Rao’s Service as the Nation’s Regulatory Czar Makes Her Uniquely Qualified to Serve on the D.C. Circuit

by Chris Walker — Monday, Feb. 4, 2019@chris_j_walker

Tomorrow the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its hearing on the nomination of Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In nominating Rao, President Trump has chosen wisely. Indeed, Rao’s current service as the nation’s regulatory czar makes her uniquely qualified to serve on the D.C. Circuit. The D.C. Circuit […]

Spotlight on HHS Entries in OIRA’s Latest Regulatory Reform Report

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Friday, Nov. 30, 2018@BridgetDooling

Earlier this week I posted a new report over at the GW Regulatory Studies Center that sheds some light on the inner workings of this administration’s ongoing regulatory two-for-one initiative. As you might recall, Executive Order 13771 imposed new constraints on executive branch regulatory agencies, directing them to cut two rules for any new rule issued and to […]

Highlights of the Brookings Series on Regulatory Process and Perspective

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018@BridgetDooling

Last year, Chris Walker shared a heads up about a series hosted by the Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets on Regulatory Process and Perspective. The series has developed really nicely, offering a data-driven insights in this important field. A few recent highlights that I keep coming back to for reference: Trump’s deregulatory efforts keep […]

Big Day for Reg Watchers!

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018@BridgetDooling

It’s a big day for folks who follow regulation! The Unified Agenda of Regulatory (and Deregulatory) Actions for Fall 2018 rolled out today along with a report on the FY 2018 results of the President’s regulatory two-for-one initiative. These are important documents because, respectively, they give us a snapshot of the government’s plans for the next […]

Standing Arguments in Litigation Challenging Trump’s Regulatory “Two-for-One” EO (Part 2)

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Monday, Oct. 1, 2018@BridgetDooling

This post picks up where my last post left off, recapping aspects of the initial memorandum opinion and order in Public Citizen, Inc. et al v. Trump (D.D.C.). This is the case challenging President Trump’s regulatory “two-for-one” executive order (EO 13771). In the course of its discussion on associational standing, the court considers whether the […]