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.

Modernizing Regulatory Review Actions

The White House has announced substantive changes to federal regulatory practices

Regulatory Uncertainty Amid the Banking Crisis

Recent bank failures drove regulatory uncertainty around finance and banking regulation to its highest point in over a year.

The Promise (and a Potential Pitfall) of the Biden Administration’s Equity in Public Engagement Initiative

OIRA’s public engagement recommendations have the opportunity to expand engagement in the federal rulemaking process

FTC Commissioner Wilson’s Noisy Resignation

GW Law Professor Richard J. Pierce on accusations of unethical and unconstitutional behavior by the FTC Chair

Top Ten Essays from 2022

Our scholars and experts explored a wide range of topics last year and published leading insights on the regulation developments that mattered most.

2022 Regulatory Year In Review

Top ten trends in federal agency actions for 2022

Timeline for OIRA Nominees in New Administrations

How long has it taken in the past for incoming presidents to confirm their OIRA administrator?

Will ChatGPT Break Notice and Comment for Regulations?

A new AI tool is making waves and could have an impact on public commenting at regulatory agencies

Biden’s Fall 2022 Unified Agenda

Specific agency actions reflect the Biden administration’s priorities on advancing equity, tackling the climate crisis, and a wide variety of policy areas.

CFIUS and the Pace of Technological Advancement

To keep pace with evolving technology and national security concerns, the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is expanding