Regulations

Viewpoint: The Government Needs to Find Big Tech a New Business Model

Facebook and Google want to keep playing three roles: essential infrastructure, publisher, and targeted-ad mogul. That’s impossible.

Why Democrats Are Fighting Over an Obscure D.C. Bureaucrat

Progressives and moderates are split over Michael Barr, the president’s likely nominee to become one of the banking industry’s top regulators.

After Hundreds of Meatpacking Workers Died From COVID-19, Congress Wants Answers

A key House subcommittee cited reports by ProPublica and other news outlets in launching an investigation into how the country’s meatpacking companies handled the pandemic, which has killed hundreds of workers to date.

The Return of the Regulators

Like them or revile them, federal agencies seem poised to regain some of their traditional powers under the new administration. But it’s not clear how far President Biden wants them to go.

The Regulator of Tomorrow

The challenge isn’t just how to regulate new technologies. Technology is changing the capabilities of regulators themselves in ways not previously imagined.

Biden Seeks to Halt or Delay Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’

The new president took several immediate actions to start undoing Trump’s deregulatory agenda. 

GovExec Daily: Federal Land Management During Trump's Term

Bloomberg Government's Kellie Lunney joins the show to discuss the outgoing president's public lands legacy.

GovExec Daily: How Biden Can Make Government Work Better

Peter H. Schuck joins the podcast to discuss how the president-elect can realign government to meet more people's needs.

GovExec Daily: Getting the Best People into the Civil Service

Dr. Lisa Parshall and Dr. Jim Twombly join the podcast again to talk about how to make public service jobs more attractive to more people, including paying feds more.

GovExec Daily: The Administrative State Under the Trump Presidency

Dr. Lisa Parshall and Dr. Jim Twombly join the podcast to discuss their book on the outgoing president's effects on the federal government.

Environmental Groups Allege Texas Rubber-Stamped Industrial Plants' Pollution — and that the EPA Looked the Other Way

The groups are suing the EPA, saying it failed to address concerns that air permits issued to big industrial facilities didn’t meet federal standards.

Democratic Lawmakers Seek to Increase Oversight of ‘Midnight’ Regulations

Bill would require the Government Accountability Office to submit various reports to Congress.

GovExec Daily: Midnight Regulations During the Transition

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the outgoing administration's last-minute rulemaking.

New HHS Policy Requires All Information to Be Released for Upcoming Rules

Experts criticize and question its purpose as the Trump administration winds down.

GovExec Daily: How Biden Can Rebuild Government

Philip K. Howard joins the podcast to discuss how the incoming administration can reconfigure bureaucracy for better government.

Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20

The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes. Among them: The Justice Department is fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions to federal executions.

HHS Seeks Feedback on Pandemic Regulatory Actions

The Trump administration is making a final push for deregulation during lame duck period.