Rao’s Record as Regulatory Czar Raises Red Flags

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Tomorrow morning, Neomi Rao, the current administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), is set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing on her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
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The State of the USDA: A Quiet Dismantling

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By Ben Lilliston, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy As President Trump prepares the State of the Union address at the midpoint of his term, fights over the U.S.-Mexico border wall, the Russia investigation, and his latest tweet are dominating headlines. But beneath the noise lies a...
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The Shutdown Is Over. Now Follow the Money.

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By Jacob Shea, Sierra Club It was the longest government shutdown in US history, and work at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) nearly ground to a halt. Some 7,000 of its 9,260 employees were furloughed. Public education programs and conservation corps maintenance ceased. The Interior...
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