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.

Biden's Fall 2023 Unified Agenda

Overview and highlights of notable actions in the Fall 2023 Unified Agenda

New Goals, Old Tools: Broadening Public Participation in the Regulatory Process in the Biden Administration

As the Biden Administration looks to improve public participation, are tools focused on the "supply" side of the equation enough?

Comparing the Draft and Final Circular A4

A comparison of the final OMB Circular A-4 to the draft proposed in April 2023

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