Tracking regulatory changes in the Biden era

Editor's note:

Note: The regulatory tracker was last updated on January 4, 2024. Rules are up to date as of November 3, 2023.

Every day, the federal government enacts impactful policy changes through the executive branch and its agencies. The Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets Regulatory Tracker (“Reg Tracker”) provides background information and status updates on a curated selection of particularly important regulatory changes. Using our tracker, you can learn more about the background of different rules, discover the impact of potential regulations, and monitor a regulation’s progress through rulemaking. We include standard rules as well as guidance documents, executive orders, and other actions across ten key policy areas. While the relaunched Reg Tracker focuses on regulatory changes enacted under Biden, our previous entries tracking regulatory changes during the Trump administration can be accessed through the “Trump archives” checkbox.

For a more thorough explanation of the Reg Tracker, including an overview of the rulemaking process, guidance on how to use the Reg Tracker’s interactive features, and an explanation of how entries are selected, click here. For regular updates from the Reg Tracker and new research from the Center on Regulation and Markets, subscribe to our newsletter.

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Rescinded: the rule has been repealed and rescinded, or withdrawn.
Delayed: the rule has been delayed and is not in other stages of rulemaking.
In Rulemaking: the rule is currently progressing in some stage of the rulemaking process.
In Effect: the rule is in effect and in practice.
Unchanged: the original regulatory rule remains unchanged.
Partially Effective: only part of the original rule is in effect, or some provisions are delayed.

This tracker monitors a curated selection of regulatory activity developed by experts in the Center on Regulation and Markets at Brookings. If you have questions or suggestions related to what regulatory activity is or isn’t included, or feedback on the usability of the tracker itself, we’d love to hear from you! Email [email protected].