Regulatory Roundup: July 19-25

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Jul 25, 2017

CBO

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2246, Taxpayer Exposure Mitigation Act of 2017
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 3178, Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2775, Employee Privacy Protection Act
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 95, Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Act
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2749, Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2781, Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1058, VA Provider Equity Act
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 3262, Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2027
July 24, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 1447, Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2017
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 3043, Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2333, Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2017
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 3017, Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1029, Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2017
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 793, Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1843, Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property Through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2006, VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2772, SEA Act
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 772, AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2776, Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1690, Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 986, Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 1096, Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2018
July 21, 2017

Presentation
Statistically Matching Administrative Tax Data With Household Survey Data
July 21, 2017

Presentation
Correcting for Underreporting of Government Transfers: A Regression-Based Approach With Preliminary Results
July 21, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2053, Mining Schools Enhancement Act
July 20, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2825, DHS Authorization Act of 2017
July 20, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017: An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute
July 20, 2017

Blog Post
CBO to issue estimate of latest version of Better Care Reconciliation Act
July 20, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2370, Escambia County Land Conveyance Act
July 19, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1628, Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017
July 19, 2017

Blog Post
CBO to issue estimate of Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act today
July 19, 2017

GAO

Coast Guard Acquisitions:
Limited Strategic Planning Efforts Pose Risk for Future Acquisitions
GAO-17-747T:Published: Jul 25, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2017.

Southwest Border:
Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Assess Effectiveness of Land-based Surveillance Technology
GAO-17-765T:Published: Jul 25, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2017.

Defense Efficiency Initiatives:
DOD Needs to Improve the Reliability of Cost Savings Estimates
GAO-17-724:Published: Jul 24, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2017.

Human Trafficking:
Information on Cases in Indian Country or that Involved Native Americans
GAO-17-624:Published: Jul 24, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2017.

Supplemental Material For GAO-17-624:
Survey Results for Selected Tribal and Major City Law Enforcement Agencies and Victim Service Providers on Human Trafficking
GAO-17-626SP:Published: Jul 24, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2017.

U.S. Postal Service:
Key Considerations for Potential Changes to USPS's Monopolies
GAO-17-543:Published: Jun 22, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2017.

Defense Transportation:
DOD Has Taken Actions to Address Hazardous Material Transportation Issues but It Is Too Soon to Evaluate the Effectiveness of These Efforts
GAO-17-498:Published: Jul 21, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2017.

Medicaid Expansion:
Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Selected States in 2014
GAO-17-529:Published: Jun 22, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2017.

Aviation Security:
TSA Does Not Have Valid Evidence Supporting Most of the Revised Behavioral Indicators Used in Its Behavior Detection Activities
GAO-17-608R:Published: Jul 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

2020 Census:
Bureau Needs to Better Leverage Information to Achieve Goals of Reengineered Address Canvassing
GAO-17-622:Published: Jul 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

FirstNet:
Efforts to Establish the Public-Safety Broadband Network
GAO-17-702T:Published: Jul 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

Homeless Veterans:
VA Should Improve Reporting on the Benefits Provided by Leases of Unneeded Property
GAO-17-636:Published: Jul 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

Military Acquisitions:
DOD Is Taking Steps to Address Challenges Faced by Certain Companies
GAO-17-644:Published: Jul 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

Nuclear Weapons Sustainment:
Budget Estimates Report Contains More Information than in Prior Fiscal Years, but Transparency Can Be Improved
GAO-17-557:Published: Jul 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

Supply Chain Security:
CBP Needs to Enforce Compliance and Assess the Effectiveness of the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements
GAO-17-650:Published: Jul 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

Telehealth:
Use in Medicare and Medicaid
GAO-17-760T:Published: Jul 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

Older Workers:
Phased Retirement Programs, Although Uncommon, Provide Flexibility for Workers and Employers
GAO-17-536:Published: Jun 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

Public-Safety Broadband Network:
FirstNet Has Made Progress Establishing the Network, but Should Address Stakeholder Concerns and Workforce Planning
GAO-17-569:Published: Jun 20, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2017.

Medicare Advantage Program Integrity:
CMS's Efforts to Ensure Proper Payments and Identify and Recover Improper Payments
GAO-17-761T:Published: Jul 19, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2017.

GASB

GASB Proposes Implementation Guide for Other Postemployment Benefits  [07/25/17]
Exposure Draft

IASB 

24 July 2017
IASB staff webcast: IFRS 16 Lessee Disclosure—discussion with Board member Stephen Cooper

24 July 2017
July podcast on the International Accounting Standards Board's latest meeting available

21 July 2017
July 2017 IASB Update published and work plan updated

21 July 2017
IFRS Foundation appoints Nili Shah as Executive Technical Director

20 July 2017
New webinar: How does IFRS 17 work and what does it mean for investors?

19 July 2017
Summary report of the joint investor outreach event on the Discussion Paper: Disclosure Initiative—Principles of Disclosure

19 July 2017
IFRS Foundation publishes illustrative tagging for IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

IRS 

IRS Office of Appeals Pilots Virtual Service
IR-2017-122, July 24, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals will soon pilot a new web-based virtual conference option for taxpayers and their representatives.

Taxpayers Should Review Their Withholding; Avoid Having Too Much or Too Little Federal Income Tax Withheld
IR-2017-121, July 20, 2017 — The IRS today encouraged taxpayers to consider checking their tax withholding, keeping in mind several factors that could affect potential refunds or taxes they may owe in 2018.

SEC

SEC Bars Lawyer Who Committed Fraud
Washington D.C., July 19, 2017—The Securities and Exchange Commission today barred a New York-based attorney from appearing or practicing before it and acting as an officer or director of a public company after finding that he made false and misleading statements in corporate filings.

Federal Regulatory Agencies Announce Coordination of Reviews for Certain Foreign Funds Under Volcker Rule
Washington D.C., July 21, 2017—Five federal financial regulatory agencies today announced that they are coordinating their respective reviews of the treatment of certain foreign funds under section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly known as the Volcker Rule, and the agencies' implementing regulations.

SEC Names Bryan Wood as Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
Washington D.C., July 24, 2017—The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Bryan Wood has been named Director of the agency's Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Wood will advise the Chairman, Commissioners, and SEC staff on legislative matters, provide technical assistance on securities-related legislation to congressional committees and staff, assist in preparing SEC testimony for congressional hearings, and coordinate with other government entities.

 TIGTA 

Actions Need to Be Taken to Ensure Compliance With Prisoner Reporting Requirements and Improve Identification of Prisoner Returns 

Processes Do Not Maximize the Use of Third-Party Income Documents to Identify Potentially Improper Refundable Credit Claims 

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