Regulations

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.

How Trump Boxed the EPA Out of a Major Climate Regulation Rollback

The Trump administration’s attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies has been a complete debacle.

Administrative Law Judges: Proposed Social Security Rule Would Violate Law, Supreme Court Decision

A union representing the judges submitted comments opposing a proposed rule that would allow Social Security appeals officers to hear lower-level disability cases.

Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick for Regulations Czar

Paul Ray served as the acting head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs before receiving the nomination.

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Deregulation Plan

Plaintiffs challenged an executive order requiring agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one they introduce.

Federal Aviation Administration Will Reconsider Agency’s Oversight of Boeing

“I witnessed a factory in chaos,” a former Boeing facility manager told lawmakers.

Senate Committee Considers Trump’s Deregulation Crusader for Top Regulatory Role

At the same time, one of the administration's key initiatives to cut red tape is being challenged in court.

Trump EPA Eases Safety Requirements Enacted after West Explosion

Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the new rules, saying they would make Texans safer. The Obama-era regulation was meant to improve chemical safety practices and prevent tragedies like the deadly 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in the tiny Central Texas town of West.

Unions and Nonprofit Sue USDA Over New Hog Slaughter Rule

The rule, which goes into effect on Dec. 2, gives producers more control over meat inspections.

EPA Calls Reporting on Proposed Rulemaking Update ‘Completely Misleading’

New York Times story lacks an “understanding of the rulemaking process,” said EPA.