Regulatory Process

Executive Order (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Executive Order (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Executive Order Executive orders are unilateral orders issued by the president, without congressional approval. They are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the president manages the operations of the federal government. Presidential executive orders and proclamations are available through the National Archives web site and […]

Federal Register / Rulemaking / Unified Agenda (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Federal Register / Rulemaking / Unified Agenda (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Federal Register / Rulemaking / Unified Agenda In the course of its lawmaking, Congress often delegates quasi-legislative authority to executive departments and agencies so that they might effectively implement laws and carry out the broader policy determinations that Congress itself made. Departments and agencies engage […]

Code of Federal Regulations / CFR (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Code of Federal Regulations / CFR (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Code of Federal Regulations / CFR The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government. It is divided into fifty titles that represent broad […]

Office of Management and Budget / OMB (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Office of Management and Budget / OMB (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Office of Management and Budget / OMB The core mission of OMB is to serve the president of the United States in implementing his vision across the executive branch. OMB is the largest component of the Executive Office of the President. It reports directly to […]

Agency / Department (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Agency / Department (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Agency photo credit: independentman Agency: No one definition of this term has general, governmentwide applicability. “Agency” and related terms, like “executive agency” or “federal agency,” are defined in different ways in different laws and regulations. For example, the provisions of the Budget and Accounting Act […]

Amazon insists that its retail sellers not collect sales tax

Amazon insists that its retail sellers not collect sales tax

Amazon.com, busy fighting off attempts by many states to collect sales tax, is now insisting that retail sellers on Amazon who are required by their state’s law to collect sales tax for shipments to buyers in their state not collect sales tax – or face suspension by Amazon. Now, not only does Amazon not want […]

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Preemption: Obama Signals a Change in Federal Rulemaking

Preemption: Obama Signals a Change in Federal Rulemaking

In a memorandum to heads of executive departments and agencies, President Obama stated his administration’s policy “that preemption of State law by executive departments and agencies should be undertaken only with full consideration of the legitimate prerogatives of the States and with a sufficient legal basis for preemption.” He instructed the heads of departments and […]

The Federal Register and the Electronic Public Inspection Desk

The Federal Register and the Electronic Public Inspection Desk

The Office of the Federal Register has created an Electronic Public Inspection Desk to provide free worldwide electronic access to public documents. For the first time in the 72-year existence of the daily Federal Register, advance copies of notices, proposed rules and final regulations are available before they are actually published in the traditional paperback […]

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New blog, new books

New blog, new books

Posting has been light at Hobnob Blog the last few months as we’ve been working on some large projects that are almost finished. Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide is now in blog format Next month we will publish two new books and a new poster: “Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide,” by Tobias Dorsey, ISBN […]