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The Regulatory Week in Review: March 23, 2012

  • In a speech following his victory in the Illinois Republican primary, Mitt Romney criticized government rules as “attacks on economic freedom.”
  • The Senate passed a narrower version of an insider trading bill than the chamber had previously adopted, matching action in the House and sending to the President legislation that would impose new curbs on insider trading by members of Congress and senior executive branch officials.
  • The Senate passed a bill to help small startup companies raise capital by reducing certain securities regulations.
  • A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that stopped a Dallas suburb from enforcing a ban on undocumented immigrants from seeking housing.