As part of his 100-day action plan, the President promised to institute a regulatory moratorium by requiring that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.  On January 30, 2017, the President signed an executive order that purported to accomplish this goal by requiring agencies to “identify” two rules to be revoked for every new rule they propose, and to find ways to offset costs of new rules.  … Continue Reading

The semiannual regulatory agenda posted by the CFPB last week on its website indicates that the CFPB has potentially ambitious future rulemaking plans.  The agenda identifies the regulatory matters the CFPB “reasonably anticipates” having under consideration during the period from May 1, 2013 to May 1, 2014.  The information in the agenda is described as current as of
May 10, 2013. … Continue Reading

The semiannual  regulatory agenda released by the CFPB earlier this week  provides an overview of the CFPB’s extensive rulemaking activities, including not only proposed and finalized rules but also rules on the drawing board (or, as described by the agenda, in the “prerule stage.”)   The agenda states that the information is current as of April 13, 2012 and “the CFPB reasonably anticipates having the regulatory matters identified [in the agenda] under consideration during the period from June 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013.”   … Continue Reading