Regulations

Why the U.S. Is Losing the Fight to Ban Toxic Chemicals

From a powerful chemical industry that helped write the toxic substances law to an underfunded EPA lacking in resolve, the flaws in the American chemical regulatory apparatus run deep.

GovExec Daily: The Only Certainty is That Cryptocurrency is Here to Stay… And Will Be Regulated

Nextgov's Alexandra Kelley joins the podcast to discuss how Washington is eyeing cryptocurrency.

Biden’s Nominee to Become the Regulations Czar Goes to the Full Senate

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9-2 to report the nomination out of committee.

TSA Opens Registration for Public Meeting on Cybersecurity Regulations

The agency’s advisory committee typically meets behind closed doors, but they are required to hold at least one public meeting per year. 

EPA Calls Out Environmental Racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

In a “remarkable” letter, the EPA accused Louisiana regulators of neglecting Black residents’ concerns about toxic air pollution and urged the state to move kids out of a school where monitors found extreme levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

USDA Plans Major Reforms to Curb Salmonella in Poultry

An earlier ProPublica investigation showed that weak food safety protections have done little to stop Americans from getting sick from salmonella poisoning.

A New Law Will Make It Easier for Small Businesses to ‘Navigate the Seemingly Never-Ending Web of Bureaucratic Red Tape’

Within six months SBA must create a central website with relevant regulations and contact information for employees who can provide assistance.

Biden’s Nominee Makes His Case to Take the Government’s Top Regulatory Job

Richard Revesz gained the support of former OIRA administrators, but still has some progressive detractors.

EEOC to Propose Rules Codifying Electronic Filing Options for Feds

Although the agency that investigates complaints of workplace discrimination has offered the option to file documents and track cases electronically for years, its regulations do not specifically endorse the current system.

Thousands of FDA Employees Could Face Furloughs or RIFs if Congress Doesn't Act Soon

Congressional inaction would leave FDA's drug and biologics evaluation with limited capacity to function.

Biden Names His Pick to Lead the White House Regulatory Office

Since taking office, Biden has championed the use of regulations to carry out his major policy priorities.

GovExec Daily: Congress Can Use Artificial Intelligence For Policymaking

Deloitte's Joe Mariani joins the podcast to discuss how legislators can make better laws with AI.

How the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Decision Will Upset the Administrative World

The ruling will likely sow confusion and gridlock, and shift the balance of power in an unintended way.

GovExec Daily: Despite the Supreme Court, the EPA Can Still Do Its Job

Former Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Southeast Region Heather Toney joins the podcast to discuss the high court's decision and its effects on regulatory agencies.

‘We’re All Going to Be in a Lot of Trouble:’ Officials Warn of Far-Reaching Impacts of Recent Supreme Court Decision

Agencies leaders and employees will have to think twice about how, and when, to carry out their missions, experts say.

GovExec Daily: The Supreme Court Is Limiting the Regulatory State

The Brennan Center's Martha Kinsella joins the podcast to discuss the high court's decision on regulatory power.