Commentaries & Insights

Our Commentaries and Insights are short-form publications intended to distill long-form research and synthesize current policymaking activity into easily understood concepts.


Structural Challenges Loom for Biden’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

Biden’s Executive Order 14110 envisions a whole-of-government response to mitigating AI risks. As agencies work on implementation, several challenges lay ahead.

Congressionally Reviewed: A New Pattern in CRA Vetoes

President Biden has vetoed more CRA resolutions of disapproval than all other presidents, combined

Looking Back at 30 Years of Executive Order 12866

Slide show highlights from the Center's extensive coverage of Regulatory Review provisions

Understanding the Call for an AM Radio Mandate

Would regulatory action to mandate AM radios in electronic vehicles be in the public interest?

How to Engage the Public: OIRA's New Guidance to Agencies

OIRA published new public participation guidance for federal agencies, offering an important new framework for engaging the public in the regulatory process.

Care to Comment? Topics Discussed in Revised Circular A4 Public Comments

Overview of our analysis of the nearly 4,500 public comments received by OMB on its proposed revisions to Circular A-4 guidance on cost-benefit analysis

Biden’s Spring 2023 Unified Agenda

The new agenda largely follows the administration's previous iterations, but it does signal the initiation of rulemakings in several new areas

Circular A-4: A Comparison between the 2023 Draft and the 2003 Circular

Descriptive discussion of major changes in the 2023 Draft compared to the 2003 version

Regulating Junk Fees May Harm Consumers

Attempts to eliminate junk fees may harm rather than help both consumers and businesses.

Adding Public Engagement Upstream

Improving public participation in the rulemaking process by broadening engagement and expanding proactive outreach