Crony Capitalism / Rent-Seeking / Corporate Welfare / Revolving Door (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Crony Capitalism / Rent-Seeking / Corporate Welfare / Revolving Door Corporate welfare refers to subsidies and regulatory protections that lawmakers confer on certain businesses and industries. When considering budget issues, federal policymakers are supposed to have the broad public interest in mind. Unfortunately, that is not how the federal budget process usually works in practice. … 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

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms   Congressional Review Act: A new idea to eliminate Obama’s agency regulations   The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is an oversight tool that Congress may use to overturn a rule issued by a federal agency, in some cases, rules issued in a previous session of … 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

Office of Personnel Management / Other People’s Money / OPM (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Office of Personnel Management / Other People’s Money / OPM The core mission of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): “serves the public by providing human resource management leadership and high-quality services that protect and strengthen the merit system of government in partnership with other … Read more

Executive Order (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Executive Order   Obama signs Executive Order NDRP Martial Law – Hannity Full News Clip Fox News (Mar 19, 2012)   Executive orders are unilateral orders issued by the president, without congressional approval. They are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the president manages the … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more