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    Despite Democrats’ takeover of the House, don’t expect Republicans to give up on undoing Obamacare

Despite Democrats’ takeover of the House, don’t expect Republicans to give up on undoing Obamacare

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In the lead up to last week’s midterm elections, polls consistently showed that healthcare was on the forefront of many Americans’ minds. With the Democratic Party now in control of the US House of Representatives, Republican efforts to repeal President Obama’s signature healthcare reform, Obamacare, are likely to be significantly curtailed. But that doesn’t mean they will end completely, […]

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    When US presidents push for regulatory reform, liberal agency rules may be first in the firing line.

When US presidents push for regulatory reform, liberal agency rules may be first in the firing line.

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One of the concrete achievements of the Trump administration in the last 18 months has been the rapid removal of a great deal of existing regulation. But what kinds of regulations tend to be recommended for modification or removal? Simon F. Haeder and Susan Webb Yackee have studied the role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs or […]

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    The Lobbying You Have Never Heard Of: Targeting the US President’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs  

The Lobbying You Have Never Heard Of: Targeting the US President’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs  

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Lobbying has become a pervasive part of American politics with hundreds of organizations lobbying bills across thousands of issues. But, write Simon F. Haeder and Susan Webb Yackee, legislative lobbying is only half the story. In new research, they look at the lobbying of federal rulemaking agencies, such as the President’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). They […]

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