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Trump Administration Plan for Financial Regulation Includes Reducing Regulatory Compliance Activities for Bank Boards

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury today issued its first in a series of reports to President Donald J. Trump examining the United States’ financial regulatory system. Appendix B to the report includes 16 pages of detailed recommendations, noting which actions do not require further legislation. The action is not... Read More

Topics: Banking, Trump

FTC Announces Regulatory Reform Process

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The FTC explained it was undertaking the following regulatory reform steps in a press release: New groups within the Bureau of Competition and the Bureau of Consumer Protection are working to streamline demands for information in investigations to eliminate unnecessary costs to companies and individuals who receive them. Both enforcement... Read More

Topics: Consumer Protection, M&A, Trump

Proposed Judgment in Conflict Minerals Case

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Update:  You can find the final judgment here. Pursuant to a court order, the parties to the conflict minerals case have filed a proposed judgment after they advised the court no further proceedings were necessary. The text of the proposed judgment is as follows: (1) The Court DECLARES pursuant to 28... Read More

Topics: Trump, Uncategorized

Trump’s Budget Blueprint Sets Regulatory Posture

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The Trump administration has published its budgetary Blueprint. The Blueprint notes the 2018 Budget is being unveiled sequentially in that the Blueprint provides details only on discretionary funding proposals. The full Budget will be released later this spring and will include the administration’s specific mandatory and tax proposals, as well... Read More

Topics: Trump

Trump Orders Agencies to Form Regulatory Reform Task Forces

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President Trump has issued an Executive Order which requires the head of each agency to designate an agency official as its Regulatory Reform Officer, or RRO. Each RRO will oversee the implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies to ensure that agencies effectively carry out regulatory reforms, consistent with applicable... Read More

Topics: Trump

OMB Provides Guidance on Trump’s 2 for 1 Regulatory Cuts

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OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has provided interim guidance on the requirements in Section 2, “Regulatory Cap for Fiscal Year 2017,” of the Executive Order of January 30, 2017, titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” (“EO”). Importantly, the guidance confirms that the EO is not applicable to... Read More

Topics: Trump

What’s Next Under the Congressional Review Act?

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As we reported, the House and Senate have passed a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act disapproving the SEC Resource Extraction Rule and that President Trump was expected to sign the legislation that eliminates the regulation. What else is there percolating under the Congressional Review Act? According to the... Read More

Topics: Energy, Trump