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September 2011

Deregulation is the word.

Leaders of both parties are touting ambitious plans to change or eliminate federal rules and regulations as a way to encourage economic growth and increase jobs. Read more.>>

The White House Plan.

The White House deregulation plan would ask most federal agencies to cut their spending by 5– to 10–percent in 2013 by reducing the rules affecting business to favor economic growth and job creation. Read more. >>

The Republican Plan.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has outlined an ambitious deregulation agenda that includes several pieces of legislation, including a proposal to rework the Administrative Procedures Act, which governs the way the Executive Branch issues new rules and regulations. Read more. >>

Will the Affordable Health Care Act survive?

The Affordable Health Care Act signed into law in 2010 to overhaul the nation's health care system and guarantee access to medical insurance for tens of millions of Americans continues to face rough waters.
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Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer has joined us in Washington, D.C., as a consultant on federal, legislative and public policy issues. Cece’s career in government and association work is well-known to many of you. Most recently, she served eight years in top executive positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff from 2003 to 2009.

Earlier in her career, she was a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. Between 1984 and 1992, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Assistant to the Vice President and Deputy Assistant to the President.

From 1993 until 2001, Cece served as Vice President for Government Affairs of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, supervising the industry's policy development, legislative positions and federal regulatory agenda.