Regulating The Citizenry: What Really Happened During The Partial Government Shutdown

Regulating The Citizenry: What Really Happened During The Partial Government Shutdown

October 17, 2013
Originally published in Forbes

During the partial government shutdown, other agencies were also busy regulating the American people. As the Competitive Enterprise Institute reports, the federal government set a new record last week making it the most prolific week ever for federal rulemaking, adding 113 new regulations; although, the government purported to only publish regulations on a limited basis due to an appropriations lapse. However, federal rulemaking during the “shutdown” escaped headlines because it takes a very focused person to monitor the species of cactus that have now been added to the list of endangered species.