Jeffrey Stein  //  12/4/17  //  Topic Update

The cost/benefit analysis on net neutrality shows that the best approach is to “trust, but verify,” argues Tejas Narechania at Take Care.

The EPA  finalized a rule that will maintain the biofuels quota steady (The Hill).  

The Treasury Department has yet to release a promised report showing how the Republican tax plan will pay for itself despite a looming Senate vote on the bill (NYT).

A federal judge denied Leandra English's request for a temporary restraining order in litigation over who is the acting director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (NYTPolitico)

  •  In the New Yorker, John Cassidy explains the stakes of the case

Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed resiliency regulation will do little to protect the electric grid (The Hill). 

Although Nebraska approved the Keystone XL pipeline last week, Pipeline supporters must still seek Bureau of Land Management permits and will likely face lawsuits challenging the decision (The Hill).

President Trump has not seen notable legislative successes, but has made dramatic strides to undo Obama-era regulation and executive action, observes Dan Balz at the Washington Post.

Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Government Accountability Office will investigate alleged fraud during the comment period on the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules. President Trump's decision to allow agencies with leftover funding to remain open during the government shutdown may have been illegal.