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Trump Administration Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget and Healthcare Programs

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Trump Administration on Feb. 12 released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request, titled "An American Budget." Unlike last year's budget, which was released in late May, the release of this budget conforms to the typical...more

A Quick Look at What's Ahead on the Water Infrastructure Front

by Downey Brand LLP on

I often joke with my clients that following issues too closely at the federal level can result in whiplash. To that regard, it has been a very active summer in Washington, DC on the water infrastructure front. Here’s a rapid...more

A Welcome Surprise From Congress

by Downey Brand LLP on

For lobbyists, reading through annual appropriations reports is like hunting for Easter eggs. Unlike appropriations bills which are slim and rather constrained documents, appropriations reports provide an opportunity for the...more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – February 2018 #2

We closed last week with a budget deal that addressed nearly every health care stakeholder issue. With 2017 finally over, we begin 2018 with the next budget. This week the Administration will release its FY 2019 budget and...more

Alston & Bird Healthcare Week In Review

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I. Regulations, Notices, & Guidance - On February 5, 2018, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued a temporary scheduling order entitled, Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Fentanyl-Related...more

EPA Announces ICR Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)

On February 8, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), “Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under FIFRA Section...more

A Path to Federal P3s for Infrastructure? ABA Subcommittee Suggests Changes to OMB Budgetary Scoring

by Nossaman LLP on

Much has already been said already about President Trump’s call to “rebuild our crumbling infrastructure,” in his first State of the Union address. The President asked Congress to advance a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan...more

2017 Form EEO-1 Survey Now Available

Yesterday, the 2017 EEO-1 Survey became available. Private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more...more

Life in the Slow Lane? What the Net Neutrality Repeal May Mean for Telehealth Services

Will the repeal of the net neutrality rules negatively impact the provision of TELEHEALTH SERVICES, which require robust and reliable internet connectivity? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, January 2018

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - Lynn L. Bergeson, “Resetting The TSCA Inventory: Why This Is Important,” Environmental Quality Management, Volume 27, Issue 1, Fall 2017: On August 11, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...more

Federal Judge, for Second Time, Rules in Favor of Trump Appointee to Lead the CFPB

On January 10, United States District Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump administration appointee, refused for the second time to block the Trump administration’s appointment of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick...more

Predictions and Outlook for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2018

I. UNITED STATES: CHEMICAL FORECAST - Predictions and Outlook for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention 2018 - What a difference a year makes. To some extent, the...more

GSA & OMB are Holding a Public Meeting and Requesting Written Comments Regarding Implementation of the “Amazon Amendment”

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The General Services Administration (“GSA”) and the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) are providing an important opportunity to the public to provide input into the implementation of the so-called “Amazon Amendment,”...more

Toxics Release Inventory/Community Right-To-Know: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final Rule Adopting 2017 North American...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a December 26th Federal Register notice adopting a final rule addressing Section 313 of the Emergency Plan and Community Right-To-Know Act (“EPCRA”) Toxics...more

CFPB withdraws request to OMB to conduct online debt collection survey

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has withdrawn its request to OMB to conduct an online survey of 8,000 individuals as part of its research on debt collection disclosures. Last month, the CFPB published a notice in the Federal Register that it was...more

The Battle Over CFPB Leadership Continues

Although the first round in the battle over leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went to President Donald Trump’s pick for the position, the fight continues, leaving the CFPB’s ongoing work very unsettled....more

Update: Tip Pooling by Restaurant Owners Remains in Flux

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

This past April, we reported on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling which upheld a 2011 Department of Labor (“DOL”) rule that prohibits restaurants from instituting tip-pooling arrangements that include both front-of-house staff...more

Round 1 of CFPB Leadership Controversy Goes to Mulvaney — Why Does It Matter?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

An unusual controversy over the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) erupted last week, the resolution of which has important ramifications for consumer financial services regulation. A federal...more

The CFPB Takes No Holiday for Thanksgiving Leaving the Leadership of the Agency in Doubt

by Clark Hill PLC on

While the rest of the country was scattering for Thanksgiving celebrations, Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) since July 17, 2013, was quietly plotting his own...more

Pay Equity Advocates Push for Expanded EEO-1 Data

by Fisher Phillips on

Two advocacy organizations, concerned that national pay equity action has been stalled, recently filed a lawsuit in federal court aiming to resurrect the beefed-up EEO-1 reporting requirements which would have forced...more

Trump’s CFPB Pick: Major Impact for Industry and Consumers?

If recent media reports are accurate, the president intends to name current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Whether or not...more

CFPB to seek OMB approval for testing of overdraft disclosures

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it plans to seek OMB approval to conduct online testing of ATM/overdraft disclosures with 8,000 individuals. Comments are due on or before January 16,...more

Beltway Buzz - November, 2017 #3

Tax Bill or Health Bill? It’s Two Bills in One! Caught in a legislative black hole, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cannot escape efforts to eradicate it—or at least large chunks of it. ...more

CFPB submits request to conduct online debt collection survey to OMB

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register that it has submitted to OMB its request to conduct an online survey of 8,000 individuals as part of its research on debt collection disclosures. Comments must be...more

EPA Close To Issuing In Final 2018 And 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 31, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its final rule to set the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2018 and 2019 to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Under...more

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