President Biden has made regulation a priority during his first year in office. On Day One, he carried through on campaign promises and signed several executive orders, memorandums and directives charging agencies to reverse much of his predecessor’s actions and to “modernize” regulatory review. Since then, he has also aggressively pursued new regulatory priorities, including those related to racial equity, climate change, employment, and the pandemic.
But as he approaches his first anniversary in office, he has neglected an important element that is critical to his success in this regard—he has not appointed someone whose mission is to oversee his ambitious regulatory agenda.
- 2021 Regulatory Year in Review
- Zhoudan Xie & Mark Febrizio recap the year that was in regulation.
- Regulatory Policies and the Biden Administration
- Daniel Pérez joins the Government Executive podcast with Ross Gianfortune to discuss the recent Unified Agenda, and first-year comparisons between the Biden administration and his predecessors.
- Biden’s First Regulatory Year
- Bridget Dooling, in an essay for the Brookings Institution, reflects on Biden's regulatory actions one year into his presidency.
- The Fall 2021 Unified Agenda
- Daniel Pérez aboserves that most of the large rules published for the first time in this Agenda reflect a focus on COVID-19 and environmental policy.
- Advice for the Biden-Harris Administration
- Five recommendations from Susan Dudley for the Biden-Harris administration to embrace regulatory humility and secure better regulatory outcomes.