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Chief of Staff memo on freeze of new regulations

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
 
For Immediate Release                                                           January 20, 2017
 
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
 
FROM:                       Reince Priebus
                                    Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
 
SUBJECT:                  Regulatory Freeze Pending Review
 
 
The President has asked me to communicate to each of you his plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of his Administration.  In order to ensure that the President's appointees or designees have the opportunity to review any new or pending regulations, I ask on behalf of the President that you immediately take the following steps:
 
            1.  Subject to any exceptions the Director or Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (the "OMB Director") allows for emergency situations or other urgent circumstances relating to health, safety, financial, or national security matters, or otherwise, send no regulation to the Office of the Federal Register (the "OFR") until a department or agency head appointed or designated by the President after noon on January 20, 2017, reviews and approves the regulation.  The department or agency head may delegate this power of review and approval to any other person so appointed or designated by the President, consistent with applicable law.
 
            2.  With respect to regulations that have been sent to the OFR but not published in the Federal Register, immediately withdraw them from the OFR for review and approval as described in paragraph 1, subject to the exceptions described in paragraph 1.  This withdrawal must be conducted consistent with OFR procedures.
 
            3.  With respect to regulations that have been published in the OFR but have not taken effect, as permitted by applicable law, temporarily postpone their effective date for 60 days from the date of this memorandum, subject to the exceptions described in paragraph 1, for the purpose of reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they raise.  Where appropriate and as permitted by applicable law, you should consider proposing for notice and comment a rule to delay the effective date for regulations beyond that 60-day period.  In cases where the effective date has been delayed in order to review questions of fact, law, or policy, you should consider potentially proposing further notice-and-comment rulemaking.  Following the delay in effective date:
 
            (a)  for those regulations that raise no substantial questions of law or policy, no further action needs to be taken; and
 
(b)  for those regulations that raise substantial questions of law or policy, agencies should notify the OMB Director and take further appropriate action in consultation with the OMB Director.
 
            4.  Exclude from the actions requested in paragraphs 1 through 3 any regulations subject to statutory or judicial deadlines and identify such exclusions to the OMB Director as soon as possible.
 
            5.  Notify the OMB Director promptly of any regulations that, in your view, should be excluded from the directives in paragraphs 1 through 3 because those regulations affect critical health, safety, financial, or national security matters, or for some other reason.  The OMB Director will review any such notifications and determine whether such exclusion is appropriate under the circumstances.
 
            6.  Continue in all circumstances to comply with any applicable Executive Orders concerning regulatory management.
 
As used in this memorandum, "regulation" has the meaning given to "regulatory action" in section 3(e) of Executive Order 12866, and also includes any "guidance document" as defined in section 3(g) thereof as it existed when Executive Order 13422 was in effect.  That is, the requirements of this memorandum apply to "any substantive action by an agency (normally published in the Federal Register) that promulgates or is expected to lead to the promulgation of a final rule or regulation, including notices of inquiry, advance notices of proposed rulemaking, and notices of proposed rulemaking," and also covers any agency statement of general applicability and future effect "that sets forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue or an interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue."
 
This regulatory review will be implemented by the OMB Director.  Communications regarding any matters pertaining to this review should be addressed to the OMB Director.
 
The OMB Director is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
 
 
 
                                                                        REINCE PRIEBUS


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Late January 2017 Warren & Frederick County Report (High Quality Version)

The latest on the controversial Virginia Broadband Bill. The author, Del. Kathy Byron says she has received death threats and that critics have offered "misleading analysis." (Pg. 24)

Should active duty military Virginians age 18-20 be eligible to get concealed handgun permits? (Pg. 26)

A bill would exempt Fracking chemicals from FOIA. (Pg. 26)

Plus our cover story on feeding ducks in Winchester! (Pg. 2)

Read the high quality Adobe version here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/915e54b1-a4d2-4499-9ebd-6e36e4ac0c3b
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Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.
The Army intelligence analyst convicted in a massive 2010 leak of security documents is set to be freed in five months instead of in 2045.
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And the new Chelsea on the block.
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Apparently this is a billboard in Iran commemorating the anniversary of their capture of US sailors

Four days later the Obama administration sent them $400 million in cash and they released US hostages.
@potkazar What would the US do if Iranian navy crossed into its territory? Invite them to a cocktail party? Ambasada San Escobar · Jan 12. Ambasada San Escobar @PAXperMortem. @AlirezaMadadi @potkazar They probably wouldn't turn the whole thing into a huge propaganda stunt. Ambasada San ...
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Wouldnt be a good day to be there for an American, I would think.
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I'm watching "the news." In what industry besides what currently passes for journalism can employees be consistently wrong for 18 months and still be paid to offer their opinions on what "can't happen" or "won't work" or "must be retracted?" Meteorologists and stock brokers have a better record.
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Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan

President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid.
The president-elect also said he would force drug firms to negotiate prices in Medicare and Medicaid.
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To be even clearer, I'm NOT taking about a hypoglycemic episode which is usually treated with sweets.

I'm taking about a medical condition where my body over produced insulin in response to sugar. I was on a restricted diet.

Either or resident medical expert isn't an expert or is doing what people in medicine do: not listen and assume patient is an idiot.

After assessing why I was being called a liar another term would be hyperinsulinism.
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First Executive Order on Obamacare

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
 
For Immediate Release                                                           January 20, 2017
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER
 
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MINIMIZING THE ECONOMIC BURDEN OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PENDING REPEAL
 
 
            By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
 
            Section 1.  It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended (the "Act").  In the meantime, pending such repeal, it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented, take all actions consistent with law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act, and prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market.
 
            Sec. 2.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies (agencies) with authorities and responsibilities under the Act shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.
 
            Sec. 3.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies with authorities and responsibilities under the Act, shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to provide greater flexibility to States and cooperate with them in implementing healthcare programs.
 
            Sec. 4.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, the head of each department or agency with responsibilities relating to healthcare or health insurance shall encourage the development of a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of healthcare services and health insurance, with the goal of achieving and preserving maximum options for patients and consumers.
 
            Sec. 5.  To the extent that carrying out the directives in this order would require revision of regulations issued through notice-and-comment rulemaking, the heads of agencies shall comply with the Administrative Procedure Act and other
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applicable statutes in considering or promulgating such regulatory revisions.
 
            Sec. 6.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
 
(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
 
(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
 
            (b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
 
            (c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
 
 
 
                                                                        DONALD J. TRUMP
 
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    January 20, 2017.
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Trump has even tweeted it as an Executive Order on Obamacare.
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Late January 2017 Warren & Frederick County Report (Issuu edition)

The latest on the controversial Virginia Broadband Bill. The author, Del. Kathy Byron says she has received death threats and that critics have offered "misleading analysis." (Pg. 24)

Should active duty military Virginians age 18-20 be eligible to get concealed handgun permits? (Pg. 26)

A bill would exempt Fracking chemicals from FOIA. (Pg. 26)

Plus our cover story on feeding ducks in Winchester. (Pg. 2)
Local news for Front Royal, Linden, Bentonville, Browntown, Middletown, Stephens City, Winchester, Warren County and Frederick County, Virginia
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Frontline's "Divided States of America" looks great! Airs tonight and tomorrow on PBS

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Final daily press briefing of the Obama administration
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This music video is hilarious. The "artist" never showed up so the director just trolled the whole thing and it somehow works.

Here's the director discussing it:

http://tv.booooooom.com/2017/01/16/video-premiere-young-thug-wyclef-jean-interview-director-ryan-staake/
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I suspect it is not a hoax but may have been played up for effect. Either way it is a genius video for an otherwise forgettable song.
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This is hilarious. Classic Bourdain.
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Umami....not very different from Oh Mama or Oh Baby!
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  • Google Plus Week & Newspaper Publisher
    Host, 2011 - present
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    Host, 2011 - 2012
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    Publisher, 2006 - 2012
  • Frederick County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2009 - 2012
  • The Lynchburg Times
    Publisher, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Embassy London, England
    Grunt, 1985 - 1986
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    Paper boy, 1980 - 1981
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Teacher then Dir. of Communications, 1990 - 1999
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I'm the host of the web TV show Google Plus Week and the publisher of three newspapers in Virginia: Warren County Report, Frederick County Report and The Lynchburg Times. They have a combined readership of about 70,000.

I also host daily News & Technology shows on Google+ and YouTube Live

If you are looking for information on my studio setup click here.

I am a former teacher and director at Randolph-Macon Academy where I oversaw the school's installation of internet connectivity in every dormitory room and classroom on campus in the mid 90s. We were the first school in the nation to do so. I also founded the school's low-cost internet service R-MA OnLine.

In 1993 I left R-MA for a year to work as a database programmer and write a computer game that sold over 110,000 copies.

I am a former radio talk show host who still fills in from time to time for the noon hour on WFTR and WZRV in Front Royal.

I am the son of a U.S. foreign service officer and was born in Okinawa, Japan. I have lived in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.

I am a classic example of a creative person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a curse I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and the greatest gift I have ever received.
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I had a cameo as "the evil print reporter" in Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. I have lived all over the world from poverty-stricken countries in between civil wars to the fanciest neighborhood on Abbey Rd. in London. I prefer something in between.
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  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
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