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Citizen Health & Safety

Consumer Product Agency under New Leadership

The Senate recently confirmed Inez Tenenbaum, President Obama’s pick to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal ...

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Citizen Health & Safety

California Seeks to Add New Chemicals to Prop. 65 List

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing to add 30 chemicals linked to reproductive harm ...

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Citizen Health & Safety

Obama Administration Asks for Public Views on E-Rulemaking

The Obama administration is asking for feedback on its efforts to include the public in regulatory decision making. ...

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Revenue & Spending

Analysis of New Recovery Act Reporting Guidance

On June 22, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new guidance to federal agencies on implementing recipient reporting ...

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Revenue & Spending

House Hearing Questions Whether PAYGO is Enough to Control Spending

The House Budget Committee held a hearing on June 24 on the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2009, ...

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Open, Accountable Govt.

Open Government Directive Experiment Wraps up July 6

On Monday, July 6, the Obama administration plans to conclude the third and final phase of its innovative online process to solicit ...

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Open, Accountable Govt.

Chemical Security Legislation Begins to Move Through Congress

The House Homeland Security Committee passed legislation June 23 that would greatly reduce the risks and ...

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Protecting Nonprofit Rights

Supreme Court Upholds "Preclearance" Provision in 1965 Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "preclearance" provision in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility ...

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Protecting Nonprofit Rights

Supreme Court Decides to Rehear Citizens United Case

On the final day of its 2008-2009 term, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to issue a ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election ...

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