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Regulatory Playbook
Inside analysis direct from Washington, DC

Regulatory Playbook

Inside analysis direct from Washington, DC

Welcome to Pillsbury’s Regulatory Playbook, where you’ll find news and insights on the regulatory trends that are driving markets and shaping businesses. Here, Pillsbury’s market-leading regulatory group illuminates critical developments at the intersection of law and policy. If you need to know what’s happening, why it’s happening and how to respond, consult the Playbook.

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Impacts of the Omnibus Spending Plan on the Affordable Housing 
Trump’s Omnibus Spending Plan adopts two key provisions from the proposed Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act that will strengthen and expand low-income housing credit.

Treasury Department Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Entities
The Treasury Department's April 6 placement of several prominent Russian individuals and companies on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons lists promises to be more commercially disruptive for western companies than most past listings.

Changes Imminent for GAO Bid Protests
The Government Accountability Office is implementing several important changes to the bid protest process effective May 1. We summarize the most notable rule changes, from the electronic docketing system requirements to a new filing fee.

Bill Expands Corporate Liability for Human Trafficking to Social Media Companies
The recently passed Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) creates civil liability for social media companies that benefit from a human trafficker’s online media presence if they “should have known” that their platform was being utilized for such exploitation.

Trump Administration Takes Action Following Section 301 Investigation
President Trump’s latest directives regarding the USTR’s Section 301 investigation into China has wide-ranging implications for in-bound Chinese investment. Here’s what you need to know.

Top Ten Emerging Trends in Pay Ratio Disclosure
Preliminary trends are emerging from the pay ratio disclosures filed by U.S. public companies in 2018.

Safety from Hackers—and Trial Lawyers
A simple legislative fix would shield cybersecurity innovators from costly nuisance lawsuits.

Administration Issues “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America”
The Trump Administration's legislative proposal to rebuild American infrastructure identifies a number of specific laws that will require amendments. Here is a brief review of some of the plans many provisions.