//  6/25/17  //  Topic Update

Agencies have turned their focus to repealing rather than promulgating regulations under the Trump Administration, observes Lydia Wheeler at The Hill.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Energy Secretary Rick Perry went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend President Trump's proposals to slash their departments' budgets (The Hill).

A regulatory reform bill proposed by Senators Rob Portman and Heidi Heitkamp deserves support, suggests Cass Sunstein at Bloomberg View.

The Trump Administration already has the legal tools it needs to crack down on agency misspending, writes the Project on Government Oversight.

Technology industry leaders met with President Trump on Monday to discuss how the Administration could adopt best practices from the private sector (Bloomberg).

  • This meeting comes at a time when President Trump has called for a more than $1 trillion in savings during the next 10 years by overhauling outdated computer systems and improving information technology (WSJ).
  • In a meeting with technology executives, President Trump reiterated his promise to eliminate regulations (The Hill).

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.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

A federal judge denies Leandra English's motion for a preliminary injunction in the dispute over who is acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

A federal judge denied Leandra English's request for a temporary restraining order in the fight over who is the acting director of the CFPB.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School