Regulations

The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything

Imagine if the National Transportation Safety Board investigated America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Regulatory State Is Failing Us

Tyler Cowen suggests how to address some of the biggest obstacles to fighting COVID-19.

Watchdogs Criticize Trump Administration's Deregulation Efforts During Pandemic

Meanwhile, the administration says the red tape rollback is central to boosting coronavirus testing and economic revival.

Millions of Essential Workers Are Being Left Out of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protections, Thanks to OSHA

Even as the federal worker-safety agency has been inundated with complaints, it has rolled back safety standards and virtually eliminated non-health care workplaces from government protection.

Citing Coronavirus Pandemic, Trump Administration Stops Enforcing Environmental Laws

A Texas environmental protection group said it is "reckless" for the Environmental Protection Agency to waive enforcement of many protections. The federal agency said companies could have trouble complying due to the new coronavirus.

EPA Science Panel Plows Ahead with Toxic Chemical’s Review, Despite Coronavirus Crisis

Under White House pressure, the EPA ordered the expert review panel to ignore the conclusions of its own scientists that the widely used solvent causes fetal heart defects.

How One Federal Agency Took Care of Its Workers During the Yellow Fever Pandemic in the 1790S

Today's coronavirus pandemic has echoes in the yellow fever pandemic of the 1790s. Then, as now, workers struggled with how to support themselves and their families. One federal agency had the answer.

Why the Supreme Court Should Protect the CFPB’s Independence

I led the agency for six years. It must keep doing its important work of protecting consumers.

Why Having Fewer OSHA Inspectors Matters

A reduction in OSHA inspectors may lead to a reduction in workplace safety.

GovExec Daily: How Food Safety Job Changes Could Affect Your Breakfast

Eric Katz explains to GovExec Daily how a new regulatory change will affect the way pork is inspected and what that will mean for your bacon.

Federal Pork Inspectors Are Sounding the Alarm Over USDA’s Plan to Give Industry More Control

After 20 years of studying the issue through four administrations, USDA is moving forward to give industry a bigger say in food safety operations.

EPA Scientists Found a Toxic Chemical Damages Fetal Hearts. the Trump White House Rewrote Their Assessment.

An internal scientific evaluation of TCE obtained by Reveal shows detailed interference by the Executive Office of the President.

The President Is Winning His War on American Institutions

How Trump is destroying the civil service and bending the government to his will.

Democratic Lawmakers Warn Proposed Social Security Rule Could Be Illegal

Leaders of several congressional committees call on the Social Security Administration to abandon a proposed rule that would allow appeals officers to hear lower-level disability cases.