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Key Provisions of the Regulatory Accountability Act

New Federal Initiatives Project
Daren Bakst January 26, 2012

Key Provisions of the Regulatory Accountability ActOn December 2, 2011, the United States House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011 (H.R. 3010). This legislation would amend the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), which governs the federal rulemaking process. It would codify existing rulemaking requirements contained in executive orders and create new rulemaking requirements. In this paper, Mr. Daren Bakst provides a summary and explanation of the legislation's key provisions and their potential implications on the rulemaking process. 

The "Startup Expansion and Investment Act," HR 2941

New Federal Initiatives Project
Alex J. Pollock November 03, 2011

The "Startup Expansion and Investment Act," HR 2941The much-debated Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 imposed significant cash expenses and compliance budens on U.S. public companies, which were disproportionately heavy on smaller companies and much bigger than expected. This is a matter of fact. The problem was recognized by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, of which Section 989G permanently exempted companies with a market capitalization held by non-affiliates of less than $75 million from the requirements of Section 404(b). Congressman Ben Quayle and several co-sponors introduced a bill on September 15, 2011, the "Startup Expansion and Investment Act," HR 2941, with the goal of further reducing the regulatory burden of Sarbanes-Oxley, and making conversion to a U.S. public company more attractive.

Key Findings: Statewide Survey of 600 Registered Voters in California

State Courts Survey
Kellyanne Conway October 13, 2010
On behalf of The Federalist Society, the polling companyTM, inc./WomanTrend conducted a survey of 600 registered voters in California.  The survey queried voters as to their knowledge and opinions of the California Supreme Court and its decisions and rulings, as well as of the different forms of jurisprudence.  Additionally, respondents were asked about their views toward immigration, marriage, eminent domain, affirmative action, and Senate judicial confirmations.

Key Findings from Statewide Survey of 500 Likely Voters in Michigan

State Courts Survey
Kellyanne Conway October 18, 2010
On behalf of The Federalist Society, the polling companyTM, inc./WomanTrend conducted a statewide survey of 500 likely voters in Michigan.  The survey queried voters as to their knowledge and opinions of the Michigan Supreme Court and its decisions and rulings, as well as of the different forms of jurisprudence.  More information about the methodology of this survey can be found at the end of this memo.

Key Findings: Statewide Survey of 500 Likely Voters in Illinois

State Courts Survey
Kellyanne Conway October 18, 2010

On behalf of The Federalist Society, the polling companyTM, inc./WomanTrend conducted a survey of 500 likely voters in Illinois on their knowledge and opinions of the Supreme Court of Illinois, forms of jurisprudence, and medical malpractice/tort reform.  More information about the methodology of this survey can be found at the end of this memo.