Federal Regional Commissions and Authorities: Structural Features and Function (CRS R45997)

This report describes the structure, activities, legislative history, and funding history of seven federal regional commissions and authorities: the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Northern Border Regional Commission; the Northern Great Plains Regional Authority; the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission; and the Southwest Border Regional Commission. All seven regional commissions … Read more

State and Federal Authority to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination (CRS R46745)

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines recently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are a critical tool to address the pandemic. After determining that these vaccines meet the applicable statutory standards and the Agency’s specific safety and efficacy standards, FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) under Section 564 of the Federal Food, … Read more

“Agency Rescissions of Legislative Rules,” CRS Report R46673

Federal administrative agencies carry out their statutorily prescribed responsibilities in many ways. Perhaps most significantly, agencies may, pursuant to congressionally delegated authority, promulgate rules with the force of law, commonly known as “regulations,” “substantive rules,” or “legislative rules.” The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) establishes the procedural framework with which agencies generally must comply when issuing … Read more

Understanding the Regulatory Process, 5 Audio Courses on CD

Understanding the Regulatory Process, a Five-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at the federal regulatory process. Five audio courses on CD covering the federal regulatory process.: Historical Overview of the Federal Regulatory Process Overview of the Rulemaking Process OMB’s Role in the Regulatory Process and Pertinent Executive Orders How to Read and Comment … Read more

Congressional Oversight Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136) (CRS R46315)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136) includes a variety of oversight provisions designed to increase the information available to Congress regarding the federal government’s implementation of the CARES Act and response to the COVID-19 pandemic more generally. Specifically, the CARES Act: establishes a Congressional Oversight Commission, establishes a Special Inspector … Read more

Understanding the Regulatory Process, 5 Audio Courses on CD

Understanding the Regulatory Process, a Five-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at the federal regulatory process. Five audio courses on CD covering the federal regulatory process.: Historical Overview of the Federal Regulatory Process Overview of the Rulemaking Process OMB’s Role in the Regulatory Process and Pertinent Executive Orders How to Read and Comment … Read more

Understanding the Regulatory Process, 5 Audio Courses on CD

Understanding the Regulatory Process, a Five-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at the federal regulatory process. Five audio courses on CD covering the federal regulatory process.: Historical Overview of the Federal Regulatory Process Overview of the Rulemaking Process OMB’s Role in the Regulatory Process and Pertinent Executive Orders How to Read and Comment … Read more

Understanding the Regulatory Process, 5 Audio Courses on CD

Understanding the Regulatory Process, a Five-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at the federal regulatory process. Five audio courses on CD covering the federal regulatory process.: Historical Overview of the Federal Regulatory Process Overview of the Rulemaking Process OMB’s Role in the Regulatory Process and Pertinent Executive Orders How to Read and Comment … Read more

Understanding the Regulatory Process, a Five-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at the federal regulatory process. Five audio courses on CD covering the federal regulatory process.: Historical Overview of the Federal Regulatory Process Overview of the Rulemaking Process OMB’s Role in the Regulatory Process and Pertinent Executive Orders How to Read and Comment … Read more

Understanding the Regulatory Process, a Five-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at the federal regulatory process. Five audio courses on CD covering the federal regulatory process.: Historical Overview of the Federal Regulatory Process Overview of the Rulemaking Process OMB’s Role in the Regulatory Process and Pertinent Executive Orders How to Read and Comment … Read more