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The Committee Rulemaking Game

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Senate Democrats have beaten back an ambitious, industry-supported amendment to the derivatives portion of financial reform legislation. If passed it would have significantly weakened the administration’s efforts to tighten regulation of over the counter derivatives markets. Yesterday’s vote went largely along party the lines (39-59). But Senate Democrats attracted support from moderate Republicans Olympia Snowe (Maine) and Charles Grassley (Iowa), making that part of the bill effectively filibuster proof. So far lobbyists have largely failed to change the direction of the bill despite heavy pressure on members of ...
measure was added at the last moment. The House and Senate passed the conference report on September 30, 2006, and President Bush signed the Act into law on October 13, 2006.
The U.S.-China trade relationship: Finding a new path forward ...
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today participated in the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing called “The U.S.-China Trade Relationship: Finding a New Path Forward.” The following is his written testimony. Chairman Baucus, Ranking Member Grassley, Members of the Finance Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on this important topic. I agree that we need to work together to find a way to adjust the course of our economic relationship with China to make that relationship more balanced and to ensure that it provides more opportunities for American workers and businesses. As you know, I recently returned from ... market research, surveys and trends
Final Derivatives Showdown Thursday: Read The House Offer
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, waits for the start of a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 29, 2010. (AP) The long-awaited showdown between banks and Sen. Blanche Lincoln over her derivatives reform section of the Wall Street bill begins Thursday. The conference committee will consider an offer made by the House to amend Senate legislation that forces banks to spin off their swaps desk and separately capitalize that operation, while also bringing the business out into the open, requiring derivatives to be cleared and traded on exchanges. However, ... market research, surveys and trends


Anticircumvention Rulemaking Reply Comment, 2006
Feb 2, 2006 ... House Committee on the Judiciary, 105th Cong., ..... and video game industry” estimated the value of the U.S. online gaming industry to be ...... percent of the $7.3 billion in entertainment software sales in the U.S. in ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Revisiting the 9.5 Percent Student Loan Scandal | New America Blogs
This is the first in a Higher Ed Watch series "Revisiting the 9.5 Student Loan Scandal." The series takes a closer look at the origins of the scandal with the purpose of trying to resolve unanswered questions and dispel lingering myths surrounding it. ] As the Bush administration nears its end, key questions remain about its role in a scandal that allowed student loan companies to bilk taxpayers out of more than $1 billion by overcharging the government for subsidy payments on loans they made to students. At Higher Ed Watch, we think it's especially vital to get answers to the following questions: what did the political ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
PADEP's Push to Substantially Revise the Chapter 102 Regulations
The PA Department of Environmental Protection is making a final push to substantially revise the Chapter 102 regulations relating to earthwork and stormwater management. The guidance manuals used to implement the rules are also undergoing significant revision. These regulatory revisions are game changers that will require the astute developer to reassess the process of determining the yield and value of land. The revisions to Chapter 102 are in the final rulemaking stage. At its June 17, 2010 meeting, the Independent Regulatory Review Committee (IRRC) approved the final rulemaking package by a 4 to 1 vote. The package now ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Black Tuesday: FinReg Goodies Handed Out to One Industry After Another
Yesterday was a singularly unimpressive day at the Wall Street reform conference committee, with concessions and industry giveaways galore. It was not completely devoid of success. Despite being housed inside the Federal Reserve rather than as an independent agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau retained its independent budget and somewhat independent rulemaking authority (the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency can pre-empt state consumer protection laws, and other regulators could still pre-empt some CFPB regulations if they find them to threaten “financial stability,”). It even picked up a ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Close Enough for Government Work: The Committee Rulemaking Game
players in the Committee Rulemaking game to arbitrage this trans- ...... are consistent with skillful play of the committee rulemaking game ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
May 26, 2010 Rule-making Notice - State of Maine, USA
Notices are published each Wednesday to alert the public regarding state agency rule-making. You may obtain a copy of any rule by notifying the agency contact person. You may also comment on the rule, and/or attend the public hearing. If no hearing is scheduled, you may request one -- the agency may then schedule a hearing, and must do so if 5 or more persons request it. If you are disabled or need special services to attend a hearing, please notify the agency contact person at least 7 days prior to it. Petitions: you can petition an agency to adopt, amend, or repeal any rule; the agency must provide you with petition forms, and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Stancil, Paul - College of Law at the University of Illinois at ...
Professor Paul Stancil teaches antitrust and civil procedure and his research interests include law and economics, civil procedure, regulatory market failures, antitrust law and economics, competition in regulatory systems, and energy law and economics. Professor Stancil recently published “Close Enough for Government Work: The Committee Rulemaking Game in the Virginia Law Review , “Balancing the Pleading Equation” in the Baylor Law Review , and “Assessing Interest Groups: A Playing Field Approach” in the Cardozo Law Review . He has also published “Atomism and the Private Merger Challenge” (
Slashdot | Open J2ME Development Options?
data plan. I was initially excited about the OSS/free application development possibilities, as the J2ME stack on this phone supports the new Media , Location, and Messaging APIs. Much to my dismay, however, Sprint (my carrier) locks all the interesting APIs up tighter than a drum, and makes it nearly impossible to get an app to market. You need a $400/yr Verisign certificate just to download an app to a developer-enabled phone and you need a contract with Sprint to receive the certificate necessary to distribute the app (solely through Sprint's online store) to regular users. Of course that is not really an option for ...
WikiAnswers - Interesting facts about Lacrosse
The game of lacrosse is really old dating back to the Native Americans in 1636 and then when Jean de Brebeuf, a Jesuit missionary started to take there idea. The Native Americans used it to heal and use it as medicine. Lacrosse is the oldest game in northern America. In 1794 a match between the Seneca and Mohawks (tribes) results in the creating of basic rules, also in 1834 Caughnawaga Indians demonstrate the sport in Montreal. The game is reported by the newspaper and, for the first time, white men are interested in the sport. Lacrosse has a nickname given by the Americans it was called "The Little Brother of War." ...