Tag: Public policy

  • Biden issued executive orders in March on firearm policy and cybersecurity

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    President Joe Biden (D) issued two executive orders in March, bringing the total issued in his presidency to 109. The two orders he issued in March were: Executive Order on Prohibition on Use by the United States Government of Commercial Spyware that Poses Risks to National Security (March 27, 2023) Executive Order on Reducing Gun Violence…

  • Trump administration’s 2-for-1 regulatory policy in review

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    The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued a 2020 update on the Trump administration’s 2-for-1 regulatory policy as part of the Fall 2020 edition of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The 2-for-1 policy applies to economically significant rules—those with an anticipated economic impact of $100 million or more. The…

  • U.S. Small Business Administration relaunches Paycheck Protection Program

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    On Friday, January 8, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) would make another round of loans available to new and some existing borrowers on January 11. Congress allocated $284 billion to the program in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which President Donald Trump (R) signed into law on December 27, 2020. The PPP, which Congress first authorized…