Author: Caitlin Styrsky

  • Federal Register weekly update; 2019 page total trails 2018 page total by 1,964 pages

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    The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity.   During the week of March 4 to March 8, the number of pages in the Federal Register increased by 1,328 pages, bringing…

  • Senate Judiciary Committee advances Rao’s nomination to D.C. Circuit

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    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 in a party-line vote on February 28 to advance OIRA Administrator Neomi Rao’s nomination to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.   The vote took place less than a week after Senate Judiciary Committee member Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) raised…

  • February 2019 OIRA review count; agency review roughly on a par with February 2018

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    In February 2019, the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviewed 23 significant regulatory actions issued by federal agencies. The agency approved the intent of 21 rules while recommending changes to their content. Agencies withdrew two rules from the review process.   OIRA reviewed 20 significant regulatory actions in February 2018—three fewer…

  • Federal Register weekly update; 2019 page total trails 2018 page total by 1,874 pages

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    The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity.   During the week of February 25 to March 1, the number of pages in the Federal Register increased by 1,310 pages, bringing…

  • Senate Judiciary Committee member expresses concern over Rao’s position on substantive due process

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    Senate Judiciary Committee member Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) expressed concern on Sunday about confirming Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit due to Hawley’s reading of Rao’s academic writings that he claims favor substantive due process.   Hawley stated in a…

  • Michigan legislators reject executive order for first time in 42 years; governor issues revised order

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    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) issued a revised executive order on February 20, 2019, that restructures the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The Republican-majority Michigan State Legislature voted to reject Whitmer’s original version of the executive order on February 14—the first time state legislators had rejected a governor’s executive order in 42 years.  …

  • Federal Register weekly update; average 2019 weekly page total continues to climb

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    The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity.   During the week of February 18 to February 22, the number of pages in the Federal Register increased by 1,274 pages, bringing…

  • SCOTUS agrees to hear challenge to addition of citizenship question on 2020 census

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    The United States Supreme Court agreed on February 15, 2019, to hear a case challenging the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Oral argument is scheduled for late April 2019.   Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling in the…

  • Federal Register weekly update; highest weekly number of final rules in 2019

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    The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity.   During the week of February 11 to February 15, the number of pages in the Federal Register increased by 1,582 pages, bringing…

  • Federal Register weekly update; highest 2019 weekly page total to date

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    The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity.   During the week of February 4 to February 8, the number of pages in the Federal Register increased by 1,752 pages, bringing…