A bipartisan group of Senators, including the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee and the Chairman and Ranking member of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, initiated a bipartisan effort to “review the cost, benefits and impact of regulations throughout the government” with the goal of holding hearings, conducting investigations, and examining potential improvements, including possibly introducing legislation or highlighting problems for agencies to address.

AGG has had success in showing the Committee inefficient, ineffective and counter-productive regulations, and has worked with the Committee to have bipartisan legislation introduced to address client concerns.

The scope of the regulatory review is extraordinarily broad, and includes environmental, healthcare, pharmaceutical, labor, employment and financial services issues. Below is a partial list of the more than 70 federal agencies that the Committee is looking into.

The Committee is particularly interested in “older regulations that may warrant modification or even revocation,” and the impact that any significant delays in the regulatory process may have had.

Joseph Rubin in Arnall Golden Gregory’s Washington DC office welcomes inquiries from companies that are struggling with federal regulations, particularly those that are inefficient or don’t seem to make sense.

Mr. Rubin can help frame the issues and identify possible solutions for the Committee to consider.

Some of the federal agencies the Committee is examining:

Agency for International Development


Appalachian Regional Commission

Architect of the Capitol

Central Intelligence Agency

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Corporation for National and Community Service

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Defense Intelligence Agency

Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Farm Credit Administration

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Election Commission

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Federal Maritime Commission

Federal Reserve Board/Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

Federal Trade Commission

General Services Administration

Government Accountability Office

Government Printing Office

Legal Services Corporation

Library of Congress

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Archives

National Credit Union Administration

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

National Labor Relations Board

National Reconnaissance Office

National Science Foundation

National Security Agency

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Office of Personnel Management

Peace Corps

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Postal Regulatory Commission

Railroad Retirement Board

Securities and Exchange Commission

Small Business Administration

Smithsonian Institution

Social Security Administration

Troubled Asset Relief Program

Tennessee Valley Authority

Denali Commission

U.S. Capitol Police

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. International Trade Commission

U.S. Postal Service

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