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Monthly Archives: January 2013

US House Ethics Committee Mandates Greater Transparency for Travel and Disclosure

Posted in Campaign Finance

By Stefan Passantino In the past month, the United States House Committee on Ethics has issued two comprehensive “pink sheets” implementing new disclosure requirements for privately sponsored travel and for member finances.  Both sets of requirements are designed to increase transparency and public trust in government but also provide significant compliance challenges for the private… Continue Reading

Charter Schools Newsletter: Inaugural Edition

Posted in Charter Schools

By Eric Tanenblatt The charter school movement is playing an increasingly visible role in education reform activity at the federal, state, and local level. To that end, we are excited to launch a new, quarterly newsletter that will serve as an opportunity to share updates and analysis of key and emerging legal and policy issues… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: CMS Announced Approval of New ACOs

Posted in Health Policy

By Elizabeth Carpenter Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the approval of over 100… Continue Reading

API’s State of American Energy Report Touts Economic Impact of Oil and Gas Development

Posted in Energy Policy

By Andrew Shaw The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) released today its 2013 State of American Energy Report. Consistent with recent analyses, API’s report takes a bullish perspective on the prospects for U.S. energy security over the coming decade due to increased domestic oil and gas production. In addition, API’s report touts the economic benefits of… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: HHS Announced New Guidance for States

Posted in Health Policy

By Elizabeth Carpenter Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. Last week, Congress passed legislation designed to avert the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” and HHS announced… Continue Reading

Aligning Standards: U.S., Canada Improve Regulatory Cooperation

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Trade

By Emma Rigby Late last month, the U.S. and Canadian governments delivered on a promise to publish a progress report on efforts made to date to reform cross-border regulations. As part of the joint initiative, “Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council,” (RCC), launched in 2011 by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the report… Continue Reading