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Should Congress Have to Approve Every Federal Regulation? A Debate

Should Congress Have to Approve Every Federal Regulation? A Debate

Andrew Rudalevige (AR): Kevin, you recently wrote a piece in Politico called “Six ways to curb a runaway presidency.” This dovetails nicely with a chapter I wrote for an upcoming volume on “The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution.” We share a concern about the shift of authority from the legislative branch to the executive branch […]

Five Big Questions About Trump’s Executive Order On Regulation

Five Big Questions About Trump’s Executive Order On Regulation

On Monday, the Trump Administration made its first big move against overregulation, issuing an executive order requiring agencies to repeal two current regulations for each new one they propose. The order also imposes a regulatory budget come FY2018, which would limit the amount of new regulatory costs agencies can impose on individuals and businesses each […]

Strengthening Congress by Shrinking the Administrative State

Strengthening Congress by Shrinking the Administrative State

Regulatory reform appears to be gaining traction in Washington, D.C. The White House directed agencies to halt the issuance of new regulations. Congress also got in the act. In its first week in session, the House of Representatives passed three bills to reduce the proliferation and costs of regulations. These are good first steps, but […]

Six Ways Congress Can Curb a Runaway President

Six Ways Congress Can Curb a Runaway President

No bones about it, Donald Trump is a steamroller. He defeated 16 Republican candidates, despite being a political novice. Jeb Bush’s $150 million war chest couldn’t insulate him from Trump’s insults; nor could Hillary’s much vaunted ground game and experience. Now Trump is in the Oval Office, and has shown no sign of taking his […]

Kosar Interviewed on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal about a Congressional Regulation Office

Kosar Interviewed on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal about a Congressional Regulation Office

I was interviewed on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on January 14, 2017. The subject was an article I coauthored with Philip Wallach for National Affairs: “The Case for a Congressional Regulation Office.” The video is here and I begin speaking a little after 2 minutes.

“Reasserting Congress in Regulatory Policy,” in Policy Reforms for an Accountable Administrative State (National Affairs, 2017)

“Reasserting Congress in Regulatory Policy,” in Policy Reforms for an Accountable Administrative State (National Affairs, 2017)

My chapter in this new National Affairs report can be found at http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/page/regulation-policy-book

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