Institute for Policy Integrity

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  • News

    Policy Integrity sends Members of Congress a framework for addressing OIRA delays

    June 11, 2013

    In advance of nomination hearings for OIRA administrator appointee, Howard Shelanski, Policy Integrity sent a one-pager to members of Congress to give them a framework for addressing delays that sometimes occur in the regulatory review process.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments on ACUS Committee on Regulation Recommendations on CBA

    March 27, 2013

    Policy Integrity submitted comments on draft recommendations proposed by the ACUS (Administrative Conference of the United States) Committee on Regulation on the use of cost-benefit analysis at independent regulatory agencies.

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  • News

    Comments to FHFA on mortgage fees

    November 26, 2012

    Policy Integrity submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on its proposal to increase the guarantee fees that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae charge for single‐family mortgages in the states with the longest average time between default and a final foreclosure sale. This would mean that the costs charged to homeowners for mortgages will be higher in those states with the strongest judicial and regulatory protections against foreclosure.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments to ACUS on its 56th Plenary Session

    June 13, 2012

    Policy Integrity submitted comments to ACUS (Administrative Conference of the United States) regarding various proposed recommendations to be considered at its 56th Plenary Session. As an independent federal agency that works to improve federal agency procedures, ACUS held its biannual assembly to discuss and vote on recommendations around issues such as regulatory analysis requirements, midnight rules, and coordination of multi-agency responsibilities.

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  • Letters

    Letter to OMB on Interagency Data Interoperability

    June 11, 2012

    Today, we sent a letter to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget suggesting ways that that federal agencies can use data to work more closely and maximize their efforts on behalf of the American public.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments to OIRA on their 2012 Annual Report

    June 11, 2012

    Today we submitted comments in response to OIRA’s annual report to Congress. Among the several specific suggestions is that the employment impacts of regulations be integrated into cost-benefit analysis in a balanced, transparent way. We recommend that OIRA should be careful to avoid any language that reinforces the mistaken belief that regulations inevitably lead to unemployment and that any analysis should do its best to model net employment impact, not just one region or sector.

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  • Letters

    Letter to OIRA on Interagency Coordination

    May 11, 2012

    Policy Integrity submitted a letter to OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein today with recommendations for how OIRA can improve interagency coordination. The letter focuses on two key areas: (1) concerns about regulatory conflict, and (2) potential for harmonization of cost-benefit analysis methodology.

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  • News

    President Obama Signs New Executive Order

    May 10, 2012

    President Obama signed off today on a new Executive Order aimed at identifying and reducing regulatory burdens. It calls upon agencies to evaluate the effectives of old rules and issue reports on their progress.

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  • Public Comments

    Public Comments to the Administrative Conference of the United States

    May 2, 2012

    Today, Policy Integrity submitted public comments to the Administrative Conference of the United States regarding their Committee on Regulation’s proposed recommendations for review of regulatory analysis requirements.

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  • Letters

    Suggestions to the Small Business Administration on Regulatory

    February 24, 2012

    This week, President Obama laid out his blueprint for lowering corporate taxes. The response from Republicans: small businesses will suffer.

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