February 18, 2020
Spring Training began for all 30 Major League Baseball teams, bringing joy across the nation. Meanwhile, agencies issued new final regulations ranging from grains ounce equivalence to inactive fishing boats.
February 14, 2020
Reporting on "regulatory dark matter" is still falling short.
February 10, 2020
The impeachment trial ended the way everyone expected, the State of the Union address happened, and the coronavirus outbreak intensified. Agencies issued new final regulations ranging from Green Bay bridges to cotton grower trust funds.
February 3, 2020
The impeachment trial continued, Brexit happened, President Trump signed the USMCA trade agreement, and the 2020 Federal Register topped 5,000 pages. Agencies issued new final regulations ranging from rice inspection fees to a Hurricane in Alabama.
January 27, 2020
The Federal Register had a four-day week due to Martin Luther King Day, but agencies still found time to issue new final regulations ranging from researching beef to propane tank arrangements.
January 21, 2020
In a busy week, President Trump signed Phase One of a trade agreement with China on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Senate ratified the USMCA trade agreement and began President Trump’s impeachment trial on the same day. New final regulations for the week range from wheeled stretchers to electronic detonators.
January 14, 2020
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection announced the membership of the newly created Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law, which will work to “harmonize and modernize federal consumer financial laws” and report to the CFPB director with its recommendations on how to improve and strengthen the legal and regulatory regime around consumer finance.
January 13, 2020
The new year started off with a literal bang, though as of this writing the worst Iran scenario seems to have been avoided. The Senate is poised to move on its two biggest items, impeachment and the USMCA trade agreement, though the timelines for both are uncertain. On the regulatory front, the 2020 Federal Register took just five working days to exceed 1,000 pages. New final regulations for the week range from air compressors to beef promotion.
January 6, 2020
Happy New Year, everyone. We’re doing a slightly different format this week, on account of the new year starting mid-week. With just two days’ worth of data so far, year-to-date totals and annual projections for 2020 are not yet very informative.
December 31, 2019
Happy New Year, everyone. Now that 2019 is in the books, we have some data on how much new regulation hit the books. Note that these numbers are preliminary and might change. The source for most of the numbers is Federal Register.gov. The page numbers counts are taken from the Federal Register’s daily digest email. Wayne Crews’ Ten Thousand Commandments also has abundant data.