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Momentum builds to reform the regulatory process

Senate lawmakers, White House officials and good government groups say the current way agencies develop regulations is broken. They agree it takes too long, is too complicated and not transparent enough.

Tags: management , Howard Shelanski , Angus King , Katherine McFate , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , Rob Portman , regulations , rulemaking , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 04:02am EDT
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Senate confirms GSA's Tangherlini, others to key agency posts

The top spots at a few key federal agencies are now officially filled following Senate confirmation votes this week. The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve Dan Tangherlini to be the administrator of the General Services Administration and Howard Shelanski to serve as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. Senators also OK'd Brian Deese to serve as OMB deputy director for budget.

Tags: people , GSA , OMB , Dan Tangherlini , Howard Shelanski , Brian Deese , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:26pm EDT

Regulatory czar nominee pledges to speed up review process

President Barack Obama's pick to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) pledged to clear up delays in the regulatory process if confirmed by the Senate. Appearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday, Howard Shelanski said improving the timeliness of OIRA's work -- which has come in for criticism from Republican lawmakers and transparency groups, alike -- is among his top priorities.

Tags: Congress , Senate , management , regulations , Howard Shelanski , Public Citizen , OMB , Carl Levin , Rob Portman , Unified Agenda , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 06:21pm EDT
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Obama nominates new regulatory czar

President Barack Obama announced he will nominate Federal Trade Commission official Howard Shelanski to serve as the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

Tags: Cass Sunstein , Howard Shelanski , OMB , people , regulations , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 08:35pm EDT

House Republicans blast OIRA over late regulations report

The chairmen of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees have written to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) demanding to know why the public release of a report on upcoming federal regulations is behind schedule. In a letter to the agency, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairmen of the Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary committees, respectively, say OIRA has not been forthcoming about the expected publication date of a report that should have been released months ago.

Tags: OMB , oversight , Congress , House , Darrell Issa , Lamar Smith , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , House Judiciary Committee , Jack Moore

Friday - 10/26/2012, 01:30pm EDT

Cass Sunstein stepping down from OIRA

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein is returning to Harvard, where he was the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law before coming to the Obama administration in 2009.

Tags: Cass Sunstein , White House , Federal Drive , Jeff Zients , OMB , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Friday - 08/03/2012, 10:43am EDT

Agencies lay out plans for Open Gov 2.0

Every agency issued updated open government plans, updating progress and detailing new initiatives for the next two years. NASA will change the way it designs and builds its websites. SSA will focus on health IT and putting services online.

Tags: technology , management , cloud computing , open gov , NASA , SSA , Cass Sunstein , Chris Vein , Michael Astrue , citizen services , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

OMB tells agencies to measure cumulative effects of regs

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator Cass Sunstein sent two memos to agencies telling them to take specific steps to improve and reduce duplication in new and existing rules.

Tags: OMB , management , OMBWatch , Katherine McFate , Coalition for Sensible Safeguards , regulations , Unified Agenda , Jason Miller , Cass Sunstein

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:33pm EDT

Regulations.gov overhaul aims to provide better access

Regulations.gov has undergone a makeover. The redesigned website, a repository of the regulations issued by the federal government that allows members of the public to view and comment on them, provides a "new look and feel," said Duncan Brown, the Environmental Protection Agency's branch chief for the eRulemaking Program.

Tags: In Depth , EPA , regulations , Regulations.gov , Duncan Brown , Francis Rose , eRulemaking

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:23pm EST
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Bill takes federal plain language requirements a step further

Agencies already are under the gun to put their public communications into plain language. A congressman behind the original effort now wants to get rid of government jargon in federal regulations.

Tags: Congress , OMB , open government , Plain Language Act , Cass Sunstein , management , Bruce Braley , regulations , rulemaking , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:17am EST
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