PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • January 11, 2018

    By Frank Vlossak

    Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have worked toward regulatory reform that includes the review, revision, and repeal of existing regulations, with a focus on rules promulgated by the Obama Administration. Congress has played a key role in this effort, through the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal rules finalized in the waning months of the prior Administration, as well as one rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2017.

    President Trump signed a series of executive orders in the early months of his presidency that are propelling the deregulatory efforts of federal agencies. These executive orders: set a cap limiting regulations in Fiscal Year 2017 to zero net cost; provide agencies with a framework for limiting new regulations and identifying existing rules to repeal or revise; direct review and revision or repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule issued by the Obama Administration; and require review and reform of energy and climate-related regulations.

     

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  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

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  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

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The House will consider 4 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will consider the nomination of Timothy Kelly, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

House

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 1843 – Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act (Sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 3110 – Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Financial Services Committee)
    • 3) S. 1616 – Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sponsored by Sen. Pat Roberts / Financial Services Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 2864 – Improving Access to Capital Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema / Financial Services Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #171, Timothy Kelly, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, with up to 30 minutes of debate followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination.
  • Tuesday, September 5th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #171, Timothy Kelly, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.3671 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To justly transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to 100 percent clean energy by 2035, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 09/01/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and the Workforce, Science, Space, and Technology, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: 09/01/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and the Workforce, Science, Space, and Technology, Financial Services, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently...

 

Tax

H.R.3670 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for a credit against tax for rent paid on the personal residence of the taxpayer.
Sponsor: Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] (Introduced 09/01/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/01/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • January 11, 2018

    By Frank Vlossak

    Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have worked toward regulatory reform that includes the review, revision, and repeal of existing regulations, with a focus on rules promulgated by the Obama Administration. Congress has played a key role in this effort, through the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal rules finalized in the waning months of the prior Administration, as well as one rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2017.

    President Trump signed a series of executive orders in the early months of his presidency that are propelling the deregulatory efforts of federal agencies. These executive orders: set a cap limiting regulations in Fiscal Year 2017 to zero net cost; provide agencies with a framework for limiting new regulations and identifying existing rules to repeal or revise; direct review and revision or repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule issued by the Obama Administration; and require review and reform of energy and climate-related regulations.

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

    Read...

    Read More
  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

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