Greater Transparency Needed for Regulatory Review Meetings

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By Seth Moulton, Project on Government Oversight The government recently asked the public what a federal office that sits at the epicenter of major regulations should disclose about meetings it has with outside parties. This pivotal office reviews and changes regulations before they ever get...
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SNAP Rule Change Would Disproportionately Affect Trump Country

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By Sarah Reinhardt, Union of Concerned Scientists USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has signaled he may be having second thoughts about a proposed rule that could force 755,000 work-ready adults off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The rule, which would restrict states’ ability...
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The Growing Threat of Leveraged Loans

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By Better Markets Much like the subprime bubble that sparked the 2008 financial crisis, there is a growing number of people who see the same thing happening with high-risk, low quality leverage loans.  With increasingly poor underwriting standards, rapid unregulated growth, and increased...
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CPR Scholars and Staff Call on EPA to Abandon Proposed Attack on Mercury Rule

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform One of the most successful environmental regulations in U.S. history is under attack from the Trump EPA – and its demise might be accomplished by shady bookkeeping. That is the conclusion of comments filed by Center for Progressive Reform Member...
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Trump Administration Killing Financial Consumer Protection Today and Other Federal Government Protections Tomorrow

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By Better Markets It’s easy to get distracted by the outrage-of-the-day coming from the Trump White House.  But a must-read article posted by the New York Times ahead of its publication in this Sunday’s magazine really reinforces the importance of looking beyond the latest Tweet to see...
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