Sep
26

Former Agency Officials Bring Benefits to Regulatory Debate

From: Bloomberg/BNA

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“I want to express, as long as we’re still here, our great appreciation for your cooperation,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), the ranking member of the subcommittee. “And our interest in continuing this relationship in the next Congress.”

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Indeed, the subcommittee has benefitted over the last several years by connecting with former OIRA heads, noted Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), the subcommittee’s chairman.

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Sep
21

White House considers changes to presidential records rule

From: The Hill

By Lydia Wheeler

The White House is reviewing a proposal that apparently would change the rules for when electronic records created by a president can be kept confidential, a move that comes just four months before President Obama leaves office.

The National Archives and Records Administration sent a proposal to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on Monday that appears to propose a change to the Presidential and Federal Records Acts Amendments of 2014.

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Sep
02

Retrospective Review, by the numbers

From: The White House | Blog

by Howard Shelanski

Summary: Over the past five years, we’ve been creating a cost-effective, 21st century regulatory system through retrospective review. Here’s a look at what we’ve accomplished:

In 2011 the President launched an unprecedented, government-wide review of existing regulations—known as retrospective review—as part of efforts to create a more cost-effective, evidence-based regulatory system for the 21st century. From maximizing savings and reducing burdens for State and local governments and industry, to eliminating tens of millions of hours of paperwork burdens for our nation’s citizens and businesses, to removing duplicative and burdensome regulatory provisions from the books altogether, this Administration has made more progress on retrospective review and achieved more cost savings than any prior Administration.