Revolving Loan Fund Program Changes and General Updates to PWEDA Regulations

The Economic Development Administration (“EDA”), U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”), is issuing this final rule amending the agency’s regulations implementing the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended (“PWEDA”). The changes incorporate current best practices and strengthen EDA’s efforts to evaluate, monitor, and improve performance within the agency’s Revolving Loan Fund (“RLF”) … Read moreRevolving Loan Fund Program Changes and General Updates to PWEDA Regulations

“Low-Skill Immigration: A Case for Restriction” published in American Affairs

Last fall, I participated in a Center for Immigration Studies panel entitled “Immigration and Less-Educated American Workers,” alongside University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax and political scientist Charles Murray. The panel was perhaps most notable for Murray’s revelation that, despite his libertarian instincts, he had come around to the position that we should “shut … Read more“Low-Skill Immigration: A Case for Restriction” published in American Affairs

Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells (Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled Into Other Products)

Section 202(f)(3) of the Trade Act of 1974 requires that the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) publish in the Federal Register a summary of each report that it submits to the President under section 202(f)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974. Set forth below is a summary of the report that the Commission submitted … Read moreCrystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells (Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled Into Other Products)

Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

Abolish the diversity lottery

Early reports indicate that Sayfullo Saipov, the terrorist who killed eight people when he drove his truck down a bike path in Lower Manhattan, came to the U.S. by winning the “diversity lottery” — a program that randomly distributes about 50,000 green cards each year to people from countries that are not major immigrant senders. The … Read moreAbolish the diversity lottery