Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama-era energy regs

Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama-era energy regs By Fox News | FoxNews.com With a sweeping executive order signed at EPA headquarters, Trump initiated an immediate review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. Surrounded by coal miners, the president described that plan as a “crushing attack” […]

Trump to roll back Obama ‘blacklisting’ rule for contractors

Trump to roll back Obama ‘blacklisting’ rule for contractors By Sean Higgins | WashingtonExaminer.com President Trump will sign a resolution Monday afternoon undoing a key part of former President Barack Obama’s labor agenda, a rule that effectively blacklisted federal contractors that were convicted of or simply charged with violating federal worker protection laws. The rule […]

Sessions takes aim at ‘dangerous’ sanctuary cities, warns on funding

Sessions takes aim at ‘dangerous’ sanctuary cities, warns on funding By Fox News | FoxNews.com Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a broadside at so-called “sanctuary cities” Monday, telling reporters local policies of noncooperation with immigration authorities are “dangerous” and will cost communities federal funding. In the Trump administration’s most pointed warning yet, Sessions said federal […]

Boom! Keystone would make US and Canada bigger competitors with OPEC

Boom! Keystone would make US and Canada bigger competitors with OPEC By Patti Domm | CNBC.com The Trump administration’s approval of the controversial TransCanada Corp pipeline means more North American crude and fuel could ultimately flow out to the world market. The pipeline would also further cement the bonds between the two key North American producers and […]

Issa introduces bill to streamline financial compliance requirements for businesses

Issa introduces bill to streamline financial compliance requirements for businesses By Ripon Advance | RiponAdvance.com Business financial compliance requirements would be streamlined and made more transparent under bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday. The Financial Transparency Act, H.R. 1530, would build on Issa’s previous efforts to require federal financial regulators […]

Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry

Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry By Chase Gunter | FCW.com Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has reintroduced a bill to modernize the financial reporting process for industry by mandating a standardized, machine-readable, open-data format. Specifically, the Financial Transparency Act would direct the government’s eight financial regulatory agencies to adopt data standards for the information they collect […]