| Sept. 6, 2013, 11:17 a.m.
Regulatory advocates charge that 120 regulations are “stalled” at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the office that reviews executive branch regulations before they can be proposed or finalized. OIRA was singled out for criticism at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “The Human Cost of Regulatory Paralysis,” held just before the August recess. On the other side of the Capitol, OIRA Administrator Howard Shelanski told the House Small Business Committee that this year’s sequester and furloughs have limited OIRA’s ability to conduct retrospective reviews of regulations.
| Sept. 6, 2013, 11:12 a.m.
With his request for congressional authorization for strikes on Syria faltering, President Barack Obama announced he would make the case to the nation on Tuesday from the White House.
| Sept. 5, 2013, 1:43 p.m.
The two newest members of the Government Printing Office’s leadership team, announced by Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks this week, bring a combined 66 years of experience with the agency to their new posts.
| Sept. 4, 2013, 10:03 a.m.
President Barack Obama pushed back on the idea that his credibility is on the line if Congress fails to authorize strikes against Syria — saying they own the “red line” he set a year ago.
| Sept. 2, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders face a daunting task convincing skeptical lawmakers to back a war against Syria.
| Aug. 30, 2013, 2:16 p.m.
The real fight in Congress in September isn’t over Obamacare. It’s about the money.
| Aug. 28, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
President Barack Obama used his address marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to push elements of his economic agenda as the unfinished business of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream.”
| Aug. 23, 2013, 6:29 p.m.
The budget shutdown blame game continued Friday, with President Barack Obama repeatedly knocking Republicans for talking about using the debt ceiling or spending bills as leverage to end Obamacare in bus tour events more reminiscent of last year’s campaign than this year’s legislative morass.
| Aug. 21, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
To Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks, public information is a “product,” citizens are “consumers,” and fellow agencies are “clients.”
| Aug. 21, 2013, 5 a.m.
The Obama administration began its first term in office with the pledge of being more transparent than other administrations. Sadly, the administration hasn’t fulfilled its pledge and the growing lack of transparency is costing American taxpayers a significant amount of money.
| Aug. 20, 2013, 3:31 p.m.
President Barack Obama is meeting with his national security team at the White House this afternoon to discuss aid to Egypt — as more senators called for a suspension amid that country’s military overthrow and slaughter in the streets.
| Aug. 19, 2013, 3:52 p.m.
Lawmakers may have been increasing their calls for the White House to stop $1.3 billion a year in aid to Egypt, but President Barack Obama still hasn’t decided whether to do so following the massacres in recent days.
| Aug. 9, 2013, 5:32 p.m.
President Barack Obama ridiculed Republicans on Friday for making the repeal of his signature health care law their unifying principle and said it would be a “bad idea” for them to shut down the government to defund it.
| July 31, 2013, 12:59 p.m.
President Barack Obama gave a “full throated defense of Larry Summers” at a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday morning.
| July 31, 2013, 5 a.m.
Supporters of bipartisan legislation to overhaul the nation’s toxic chemicals law hope to use a committee hearing Wednesday to assuage a Senate chairwoman’s concerns that the proposal would usurp tougher state environmental laws.
| July 30, 2013, 6:26 p.m.
Lawmakers regarded President Barack Obama’s latest attempt to engage them on an economic proposal as largely irrelevant Tuesday, with neither Democrats nor Republicans viewing it as an actual step forward toward breaking their ongoing budget impasse.
| July 29, 2013, 2:16 p.m.
With time running out before the current authorization of federal railroad programs expires at the end of September, it looks increasingly likely that lawmakers will postpone new rail legislation until next year and roll it into a bigger surface transportation bill.
| July 29, 2013, 1:23 p.m.
In recent months, it has become clear that congressional action is needed to address unintended, drastic increases to National Flood Insurance Program rates for home and business owners along our coasts and rivers.
| July 24, 2013, 3:59 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s latest pivot-to-the-economy speech at Knox College in Illinois struck familiar themes pointing to a popular-if-thwarted middle-class agenda while challenging Republicans not to shut down the government or spark another default crisis.
| July 24, 2013, 2:52 p.m.
As a top aide to President George W. Bush, Andrew Biggs argued for allowing workers to funnel payroll taxes into stocks instead of the Social Security trust fund backed by Treasury bonds. But Biggs has now emerged as a leader in prodding public pension funds to use a new gauge — based on Treasury bonds, not stocks — to evaluate unfunded liabilities.