Archive for November, 2017
By Cheryl Bolen
The Trump administration is set to release within days its second government-wide report listing all the regulatory and deregulatory actions that agencies intend to take in the next 12 months, with more deregulatory actions expected than ever before.
Each fall, the Office of Management and Budget releases the Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which are mandatory reports to Congress on agency regulatory activity.
From: Court House News
WASHINGTON (CN) — Fighting to keep employers from withholding vital data, two groups say in a federal complaint that recent interference by the Trump administration hurts their ability to close race and gender pay gaps.
The National Women’s Law Center and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement brought their Nov. 15 complaint in Washington less than three months after an abrupt policy reversal by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a subsidiary of the Office of Management and Budget.
Editor’s Note: The complaint filed by the National Women’s Law Center and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is available here.
From: The National Law Journal
Trump Administration Unlawfully Blocked Pay Data Rule, New Suit Alleges
“If it wasn’t clear before, it’s crystal clear now: women—and the families relying on women’s paychecks—are at the bottom of the Trump administration’s agenda,” said Emily Martin, general counsel to the National Women’s Law Center. “By stopping the equal pay data collection, this administration has shown that its loyalties lie with corporate employers who want to hide pay discrimination under the rug. We will not allow this to go unchallenged.”
Joint Statement Between the Office of Management and Budget of the United States of America and the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel
Recognizing the economic significance of lowering regulatory costs and excessive bureaucracy emphasized by the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the State of Israel;
The Office of Management and Budget of the United States of America and the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel (together, the “Participants”) have decided to establish a Joint Task Force on Good Regulatory Practices, under the auspices of the Joint Economic Development Group, an annual strategic interagency policy dialogue, co-chaired by the Departments of State and Treasury of the United States and the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel to address bilateral economic issues.
From: The Washington Post
John D. Graham, who worked to raise the bar for new federal regulations while heading the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under George W. Bush, said in an email he was “honored” to be tapped by Pruitt to serve on the Science Advisory Board “as EPA is an accomplished agency.”
“I join SAB with no predispositions as to what our priorities will be,” said Graham, who now serves as dean of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. “I will look for guidance from the agency and veteran members of SAB.”