Jerry Ellig is a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Rosemarie Fike is a doctoral candidate in economics at Florida State University. They are co-authors of a working paper released by the Mercatus Center, “Regulatory Process, Regulatory Reform, and the Quality of Regulatory Impact Analysis.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.