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Federal Court Halts Lawsuit Consideration over Obama’s Clean Water Rule; Pruitt Recruits Governors to Shape New EPA Water...

One of President Trump’s early campaign promises was to dismantle the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the Obama administration’s regulation asserting federal power over navigable bodies of water and aiming to replace polluting...more

Climate Change Executive Order: What's Next?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On March 28, 2017, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to take action to repeal President Obama’s climate agenda, including the Clean Power Plan (CPP). In his “Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence...more

Finally! Government Contractor Blacklisting EO and Implementing Regulations Bite the Dust . . Perhaps Forever!

It's official. On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution (H.J. Res. 37) invalidating the regulations that implemented President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive...more

Environmental deregulation under President Trump: Business as usual?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The Trump Administration is expected to issue a high-profile executive order that seeks to eliminate a major Obama-era environmental measure, the Clean Power Plan....more

OFCCP Revises Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Pursuant to President Obama’s pay transparency executive order (Executive Order 13665), which amended Executive Order 11246, federal contractors must incorporate the OFCCP-prescribed Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination...more

House Republicans and Trump Administration File Joint Motion to Delay Suit Challenging Obamacare Subsidies

by Ruder Ware on

An interesting development transpired Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in a case pending in Federal District Court in the District of Columbia that challenges subsidy payments from the Federal Treasury to support Obamacare. The...more

Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance on Transgender Rights under Title IX

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Trump Administration has announced that the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) rescinded the Obama Administration’s May 2016 Dear Colleague Letter directing that schools “treat a student’s...more

Trump’s Executive Order on Ethics

Takeaways - Trump’s Executive Order on Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees supersedes and revokes Obama’s Executive Order. It requires appointees to sign a similar Ethics Pledge relating to receipt...more

Changes to Sudanese Sanctions Program Could Benefit U.S. Life Sciences Companies (A Little)

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

On January 13, 2017, President Obama signed the Executive Order “Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions” that revoked many U.S. economic...more

Congress in Process of Passing Disapproval Resolution of Blacklisting Regulations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On February 2, 2017, by a vote of 236 to 187, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a joint resolution of disapproval to block the Final Rule implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe...more

"President Trump Issues Executive Order Requiring Ethics Pledge"

On January 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees” (the Order). This Order requires every full-time political appointee to sign an Ethics Pledge...more

"Trump Expected to Alter Labor Laws, Policies"

Editor’s note: This article was updated on February 1, 2017, to reflect new developments. While President Donald Trump has not discussed in detail how he plans to address labor and employment issues, he likely will...more

Executive Order Likely Dooms Website Regulations for Public Accommodations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: An executive order from President Trump will likely halt the Justice Department’s public accommodations website rulemaking. President Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) had stated that proposed...more

Don’t Go Changing: White House Keeping Obama LGBTQ Order in Place

Over the weekend several media outlets reported that a draft executive order was being circulated that overturned President Obama’s 2014 directive prohibiting federal employers and contractors from discriminating on the basis...more

Will the Proposed “Countering Russian Hostilities Act” Stop Russian Cyberattacks?

by BakerHostetler on

On Jan. 10, 2017, a bipartisan group of five Republican and five Democratic senators announced their support for the Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017. Lindsey Graham, one of the senators who announced the proposed...more

U.S. Government Loosens Controls on Transactions Involving Sudan

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Before leaving office, former President Barack Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13761 on Jan. 13, 2017, in response to "positive actions" by the Government of Sudan. E.O. 13761 establishes a basis for complete revocation...more

Trump Executive Order Directs Executive Agencies to Minimize “Unwarranted” ACA Economic and Regulatory Burdens

by Reed Smith on

President Donald Trump’s first official act in office was to sign an executive order declaring it the policy of his Administration to seek prompt repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – but in the meantime, he calls for...more

Amid Wave of Final Executive Actions, President Obama Eases Sanctions Against Sudan

On January 13, 2017, the White House issued an executive order revoking significant aspects of the sanctions in place against Sudan (that have been in effect since 1997). In conjunction with the announcement, the Treasury...more

The (Hopefully) Short, Costly Life of President Obama’s Executive Orders

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

For companies frustrated with the increasingly complex and burdensome compliance obligations imposed on government contractors, the elimination of some or all of the burdensome rules, which are both expensive and distinct...more

Significant Changes to US Sanctions Against Sudan Opens the Door for New Opportunities (IRB No. 561)

by Bryan Cave on

Catching many by surprise, President Obama issued an Executive Order on Friday, January 13, 2017, which provides for the lifting of sanctions against Sudan in six months. In addition, OFAC published on Tuesday (January 17,...more

Privacy Alert: NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework to Address Supply Chain Security

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a measurement standards laboratory in the United States Department of Commerce, released draft version 1.1 of its Framework for Improving Critical...more

Sudan Embargo Lifted

by WilmerHale on

On January 13, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a general license that authorizes all transactions with Sudan that were previously prohibited by the Sudanese Sanctions...more

Freaky Friday – U.S. Unexpectedly Eases Sanctions on Sudan

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

- Virtually all U.S. sanctions on Sudan lifted effective January 17, 2017 - Sanctions could be permanently lifted in six months - There continue to be practical challenges to doing business in Sudan...more

President Obama’s labor and employment legacy

Notwithstanding what might happen over the next four (or eight) years, there is no question that President Barak Obama has left his mark on labor and employment law in some very important ways. Even if President-Elect Trump’s...more

United States Issues Executive Order, General License Easing Sudan Sanctions

by White & Case LLP on

On January 13, 2017, President Obama signed an Executive Order entitled "Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions."...more

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