How to support and improve the Reach Every Mother and Child Act

As some experts have noted, the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015 is likely to accomplish a lot of good, helping to save 600,000 mothers and 15,000,000 children by 2020 according to USAID’s estimates. Right now the bill has a small number of bipartisan sponsors in the House of Representatives and the Senate. … More How to support and improve the Reach Every Mother and Child Act

“Head Start Performance Standards” [Submitted]

[The Proposed Rule] [Our Comment] Our Thinking This comment was a good opportunity to interact with a large-scale regulation with national impact. Programs like Head Start have mainstream popularity in the U.S., as working families are advocating for more easily-available education prep programs. If a program could affordably improve outcomes for many children, it would naturally … More “Head Start Performance Standards” [Submitted]

“Accessible Emergency Information, and Apparatus Requirements for Emergency Information and Video Description” [Submitted]

[The Proposed Rule] [Our Comment] Our Thinking For this comment, we found that our experience so far covered any issues we ran into. We were able to find appropriate values to use with overall ease, and were generally able to look back on older comments to complete the comment. This proposed rule is a good example … More “Accessible Emergency Information, and Apparatus Requirements for Emergency Information and Video Description” [Submitted]

“Proposed Priorities for Amendment Cycle” [Submitted]

[The Proposed Rule] [Our Comment] Our Thinking For this comment, we had another broad selection of issue areas that we could choose from. This was another good opportunity for us, because we were able to pick out issues from the priority list that we felt we could add something to, and offer our own suggestions rather … More “Proposed Priorities for Amendment Cycle” [Submitted]

“Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Motorcycle Helmets” [Submitted]

[The Proposed Rule] [Our Comment] Our Thinking The proposed rule aims to deter people from wearing helmets that are not safe, but the unfortunate reality is that in order to obtain closer-to-optimal results, where motorcycle helmets are almost universally worn, the NHTSA would need to interfere with state law. Because that’s not likely to happen, … More “Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Motorcycle Helmets” [Submitted]

“Reducing Regulatory Burden” (DOE) [Submitted]

[The Proposed Rule] [Our Comment] Our Thinking We had a good opportunity with this comment. Normally the proposed rules we comment on leave us reactive, because we have to wait until an agency chooses to propose a rule to tell them whether or not it’s a good idea. We cannot suggest a rule ourselves unless … More “Reducing Regulatory Burden” (DOE) [Submitted]

Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review [Submitted]

[The Proposed Rule] [Our Comment] Our Thinking For this comment, we found a broad set of issues to address. The main source of confusion and potential inefficiency in the regulation is the DOI’s fear that increasing the requirements of the regulation will directly decrease how few people comply with it. To that end we considered both … More Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review [Submitted]