Thursday Tidbits

The Senate Budget Committee posted a July 20 discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act today. CBO announced that it would be updating its projections for the new draft.

The federal government posted its 2017 updated semi-annual regulatory agenda today.

The Agenda represents ongoing progress toward the goals of more effective and less burdensome regulation and includes the following developments:

  • Agencies withdrew 469 actions proposed in the Fall 2016 Agenda;
  • Agencies reconsidered 391 active actions by reclassifying them as long-term (282) and inactive (109), allowing for further careful review;
  • Economically significant regulations fell to 58, or about 50 percent less than Fall 2016;
  • For the first time, agencies will post and make public their list of “inactive” rules-providing notice to the public of regulations still being reviewed or considered.

Here’s a link to OPM’s agenda which includes several FEHBP items.