Regulatory Roundup: May 3-May 9

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
May 9, 2017
CBO

Cost Estimate
H.R. 115, Thin Blue Line Act
May 8, 2017

Presentation
The 2017 Budget and Economic Outlook
May 5, 2017

Report
Monthly Budget Review for April 2017
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1500, Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 920, National Clinical Care Commission Act
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate 
H.R. 2154, a bill to rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the “Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center”
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1715, Medgar Evers House Study Act
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 220, a bill to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1073, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1892, Honoring Hometown Heroes Act
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1039, Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 770, MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act of 2017
May 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 713, National Heritage Area Authorization Act of 2017
May 5, 2017

Blog Post
How CBO Analyzes the Economic Effects of Changes in Federal Subsidies for Education and Job Training
May 3, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 245, Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017
May 3, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 131, Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Exchange Act of 2017
May 2, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 756, Save Our Seas Act of 2017
May 2, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1224, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, and Auditing Act of 2017
May 2, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 659, Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2017
May 2, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1679, FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017
May 2, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 304, Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act
May 2, 2017

FAF

Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees  
05/04/17

GAO

Oil and Gas Development:
Improved Collection and Use of Data Could Enhance BLM's Ability to Assess and Mitigate Environmental Impacts
GAO-17-307:Published: Apr 25, 2017. Publicly Released: May 9, 2017.

Personal Protective Equipment:
Army and Marine Corps Are Pursuing Efforts to Reduce the Weight of Items Worn or Carried in Combat
GAO-17-431:Published: May 5, 2017. Publicly Released: May 5, 2017.

VA Real Property:
VA Should Improve Its Efforts to Align Facilities with Veterans' Needs
GAO-17-349:Published: Apr 5, 2017. Publicly Released: May 5, 2017.

Public Transit:
Information on Job Access and Reverse Commute Activities after 2012 Statutory Changes
GAO-17-483:Published: May 4, 2017. Publicly Released: May 4, 2017. 

Small Business Research Programs:
Status of Prior Recommendations
GAO-17-594T:Published: May 4, 2017. Publicly Released: May 4, 2017.

Youth with Autism:
Federal Agencies Should Take Additional Action to Support Transition-Age Youth
GAO-17-352:Published: May 4, 2017. Publicly Released: May 4, 2017.

Border Security:
Progress and Challenges in DHS's Efforts to Address High-Risk Travelers and Strengthen Visa Security
GAO-17-599T:Published: May 3, 2017. Publicly Released: May 3, 2017.

2020 Census:
Sustained Attention to Innovations, IT Systems, and Cost Estimation Is Needed
GAO-17-584T:Published: May 3, 2017. Publicly Released: May 3, 2017.

Nuclear Waste:
Opportunities Exist to Reduce Risks and Costs by Evaluating Different Waste Treatment Approaches at Hanford
GAO-17-306:Published: May 3, 2017. Publicly Released: May 3, 2017.

The Nation's Fiscal Health:
Action is Needed to Address the Federal Government's Fiscal Future
GAO-17-579T:Published: May 3, 2017. Publicly Released: May 3, 2017.

Medicaid Demonstrations:
Federal Action Needed to Improve Oversight of Spending
GAO-17-312:Published: Apr 3, 2017. Publicly Released: May 3, 2017.

Medicaid Personal Care Services:
More Harmonized Program Requirements and Better Data Are Needed
GAO-17-598T:Published: May 2, 2017. Publicly Released: May 2, 2017.

IASB

Invitation to Tender—CPD Service on the fundamentals of IFRS Standards
09 May 2017

Progress towards global accounting standards: 2017 Pocket Guide
03 May 2017

IRS

Many Tax-Exempt Organizations Must File by May 15; Do Not Include Social Security Numbers or Personal Data
IR-2017-97, May 8, 2017 — The IRS today reminded tax-exempt organizations that many have a filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns in mid-May.

IRS: Home Office Deduction Often Overlooked by Small Business Owners
IR-2017-96, May 5, 2017 — The IRS today reminded small business owners who work from a home office that there are two options for claiming the Home Office Deduction.

Registration Now Open for the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums 
IR-2017-95, May 5, 2017 — Tax professionals can earn up to 18 Continuing Professional Education credits this summer at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

IRS Accepting Applications for 2018 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grants
IR-2017-94, May 5, 2017 — The IRS today announced that the application period for LITC grants for calendar year 2018 will run from May 1 to June 20, 2017.

Small Business Week Reminder: Startups Can Choose New Option for Claiming Research Credit
IR-2017-93, May 3, 2017 — Eligible small business startups can now choose to apply part or all of their research credit against their payroll tax liability, instead of their income tax liability, according to the IRS.

NYC Dept. of Finance

May 5, 2017
Statement of Audit Procedure - Procedure for Basis Adjustments Under Sections 734 and 743 of the Internal Revenue Code.

May 4, 2017
NYC Department of Finance Commissioner Jacques Jiha testified on the Executive FY’18 Budget before the New York City Council Finance Committee.

SEC

SEC Announces Agenda for May 10 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies
Washington D.C., May 5, 2017—The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda for the May 10 meeting of its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.  The committee will discuss the underwriting of small offerings and will receive updates from SEC staff about the tick size pilot program and from state securities regulators about their latest enforcement report.  The committee also will consider recommendations on secondary market liquidity for Regulation A, Tier 2 securities and the treatment of so-called “finders” that assist companies in capital raising activities.

Jay Clayton Sworn in as Chairman of SEC
Washington D.C., May 4, 2017—Jay Clayton was sworn into office this afternoon by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the 32nd Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Firm, CEO Settle Charges in Ponzi-Like Scheme Involving Life Settlements
Washington D.C., May 4, 2017—The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a New Jersey-based firm and its CEO have agreed to pay more than $4 million to settle charges that they used new investor money to repay earlier investors in Ponzi-like fashion and tapped investor funds for the CEO’s personal use.

SEC Staff Supplements Quarterly Private Funds Statistics
Washington D.C., May 3, 2017—The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff today published a suite of new data and analyses of private fund statistics and trends.

SEC, FINRA Announce National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers
Washington D.C., May 3, 2017—Cybersecurity, investing by seniors, and other regulatory topics of interest will be discussed when the Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) hold their National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers on July 27.

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