November 30, 2012 |
In a bid to expedite money to Superstorm Sandy victims, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order tightening rules on insurance companies and relaxing rules for homeowner advocates. According to the executive order, 24 insurance companies in the state must start investigating claims filed by families affected by Sandy within six days instead of the standard 15. Companies are also prohibited from canceling policies of homeowners and small businesses in stricken areas through Dec. 15, according to the Department of Financial Services.
April 13, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama signed an executive order Friday creating an interagency task force to coordinate oversight of the country's booming natural gas development, a step that eased industry concerns about the relatively high number of federal agencies involved in the process. The task force will be chaired by White House energy adviser Heather Zichal and have "deputy-level representatives” from the departments of Defense, Energy, Interior and Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others.
August 23, 1990 |
Even before President Bush stepped to the microphone Wednesday to announce his mobilization of military reserves to support the Persian Gulf deployment, phones were ringing in the homes and offices of citizen-soldiers across the nation. Reserve unit commanders were checking their rosters and getting the word out to make sure the frequently practiced but rarely executed call-up process would go smoothly, once the Pentagon designates which units must report and where they will be going.
August 6, 1998 |
In a surprising setback for conservatives Wednesday, the House rejected a proposal by Rep. Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) to void President Clinton's executive order barring bias against homosexuals in the federal work force. In an election year in which Republicans have repeatedly taken on the homosexual community in word and in votes, the 252-176 roll call saw 188 Democrats joined by one independent and 63 Republicans who said the proposal went too far.
July 21, 2007 |
President Bush signed an order Friday that clears the way for the CIA to resume some of the harsh interrogation methods it has used against terrorism suspects, but the order prohibits techniques that had caused an international outcry, including sexual humiliation and the denigration of religious symbols.
November 29, 2001 |
A group of historians and journalists went to court Wednesday seeking to block President Bush's recent executive order that overrides a 1978 law calling for the release of White House records after 12 years. Directly at issue is 68,000 pages of "confidential communications" from President Reagan's White House. Beyond that, the legal battle may decide whether Bush's presidential records become public after he leaves office.
March 16, 1995 |
After days of political wrangling, Senate Republicans on Wednesday admitted defeat and withdrew their bid to block an executive order protecting striking workers, a measure President Clinton had signed last week. In a clear victory for the White House, Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) announced late Wednesday that Senate Republicans no longer would seek to amend an emergency defense budget bill to include a provision barring federal agencies from enforcing Clinton's order.
May 5, 2002 |
A fight is brewing in Washington that may produce a perfect constitutional storm. An executive order from President Bush has all three branches of government colliding over the question of who controls access to presidential papers. The outcome of this fight may redefine aspects of executive privilege as well as core principles of open government. With this order, the president is not simply on the wrong side of history, he stands squarely in its path.
May 18, 2013 |
TUCSON - Young people granted immigration relief and work permits under a new Obama administration program still won't be able to obtain driver's licenses in Arizona, a federal judge has ruled. Although the decision is a win for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who issued the executive order denying driver's licenses to this particular group, it's just the first battle in a case that will probably be argued on constitutional grounds. U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell on Thursday turned down a request for a preliminary injunction blocking Brewer's order but stated that the plaintiffs - a contingent of immigrant rights groups - would probably prevail on their claim that the governor's order violates guarantees of equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.
April 18, 1995 |
President Clinton signed an executive order Monday stripping the classified label from millions of national security documents. The order requires the automatic declassification of all top-secret, secret and confidential information 25 years or older, unless it falls into a narrow exemption category, such as revealing the identity of a source of information.