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Federal Register Hits 5th Highest Ever Count, Days from All-Time High

We’ve documented here throughout November that the Federal Register is steamrolling through 2016, Obama’s final year.

This morning the Federal Register added 481 pages to hit 79,380 pages for the year.

This may be seen in the chart below. It is the 5th highest count, ever, even though over a month and a half remain in this record-setting year.

As we said earlier, this all calls for a countdown, so you’re looking at it. Each time that the Obama 2016 Federal Register count notches itself up the Top 15 countdown, we’ve posted a new chart and will continue to do so.

The next milestone is 79,435, which, at a pace of well over 1,000 pages weekly, will easily be reached Monday, November 14 (not tomorrow, Veterans’ Day is a federal holiday).

Some notables here:

  • While the highest count ever was Barack Obama’s 81,405 pages in 2010, clearly this figure will easily be surpassed—before December.
  • When all is said and done, of all the Top Ten counts, seven of them are going to belong to President Obama.
  • High counts appearing for prior presidents are Bush (79,435); Clinton (74,258); Carter (73,258). Bush’s all-time record is the one that just got topped today.