Susan Webb Yackee

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    While Congress sits on its hands, Presidents are making policy by regulation

While Congress sits on its hands, Presidents are making policy by regulation

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Despite what most of the public may think, the vast majority of policymaking by the federal government comes in the form of rules and regulations rather than through new laws. Using the 2010 Affordable Care Act as a case study, Simon F. Haeder and Susan Webb Yackee write that the move from law-based to regulatory policymaking has given Democratic […]

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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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