Trump’s Own Budget Office Puts the Brakes on Proposed Religious Imposition Rule

Rachel Easter, legal counsel for the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), told Rewire.News that according to administrative law, HHS is required to read and take into account public comments for proposed rules. OMB’s latest action means that, in order to be in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995—which in part ensures that the general public and interested entities have a say in proposed department rules and regulations—HHS must now release and respond to industry comments before finalizing and fully implementing the rule.