Mulvaney Cites Own Conduct as Prime Reason to Limit CFPB Powers

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By Scott Nelson, Public Citizen In case you missed the punchline of Jeff Sovern’s post on the CFPB’s annual report, the news is not the report itself (which conscientiously recites the CFPB’s actions between February and September 2017, before Mick Mulvaney was appointed...
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EPA Rolls Back Fuel Efficiency Standards at the Request of Automakers

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists In what comes as a surprise to absolutely no one following the current administration, today EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a redetermination of the appropriateness of the EPA’s vehicle regulations through 2025 and found that they should be...
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Five Things to Know About the New Federal Law Protecting Workers’ Tips

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By Judith Conti, National Employment Law Project As part of the omnibus spending bill enacted on March 23rd, Congress included a provision that provides America’s tipped workers with strong and unequivocal protection of the tips they work so hard to earn. It’s a landmark victory for tipped...
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Pruitt Moves to Weaken Clean Car Standards

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is directing his agency to redo successful clean car standards that have already reduced 230 million tons of climate-changing emissions and saved consumers more than $49 billion...
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With Labeling Plan Leaked, What Else Lurks in Trump’s NAFTA

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By Sharon Treat, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy The Trump administration wants to wrap up the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the end of April. If the administration has its way, the April round of talks will be the last formal negotiations...
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