An Executive Order to Shine Light on Dark Matter


Over at The Hill, Wayne Crews and I make the case for an executive order that would limit executive power. It’s more plausible than it sounds:

There is precedent for such executive action. Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama all issued executive orders to increase transparency and ensure that federal agencies follow better rulemaking procedures…

An executive order can set a positive precedent that Congress can later expand upon and codify. Such an executive order should strengthen disclosure requirements for guidance documents, which are not always made public. They should be made available in a single location and a standardized easily searchable format. After all, people cannot comply with regulations they do not know about.

Read the whole piece here. Wayne develops the idea more fully in his recent study “A Partial Eclipse of the Administrative State.”