Tag Archives: Senate

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 […]

Is the Death of the Blue Slip and Senate Hold Now Inevitable?

by Sam Wice — Friday, May 24, 2019@Wice_sam

Much of a senator’s influence comes from the power to say no. Part of this traditional influence are the blue-slip and hold processes. The blue-slip process has historically required each home-state senator to return a “blue slip” stating that the senator supports a judicial nominee before the Senate will consider a nominee. Likewise, a hold has historically […]

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.* […]

Despite Republican Warnings, 24/7 Sessions Are Unlikely, by Sam Wice

by Guest Blogger — Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Despite recent Republican warnings that the Senate will work 24/7 to overcome Democratic delay tactics, Republicans are unlikely to execute that strategy.  Floor time is the most valuable resource that Senate Republicans have and they have a number of pressing issues.  Senate Republicans only have limited time to use the Congressional Review Act and its […]