January 8, 2018
Instead, there have been recent letters inquiring if a particular guidance document counted as a “rules” and thus should have been submitted.
January 2, 2018
Even when an administration tries to cut regulation, the number of rules from hundreds of federal agencies will vastly outstrip the number of laws Congress passes.
December 29, 2017
Today, Friday, December 29, 2017, is the last federal workday of the year.
This presents an opportunity to round up all rules and regulations produced by agencies appearing in the calendar-year 2017 Federal Register
The calendar year concluded with 61,950 pages in the Federal Register this morning. Here’s the cover.
December 27, 2017
President Donald Trump has made much news over slowing down the flow of regulations in 2017, and over new promises to reduce even more red tape in 2018.
But the question has come up over which regulations, exactly, did he get rid of.
And of the ones that Trump added—were they expensive?
What has clearly happened is that the flow of new regulations has dropped greatly.
December 21, 2017
December 19, 2017
We got a reprieve from Washington’s big government ways in 2017.
In the White House’s new Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and...
December 14, 2017
Today the Trump administration released the Fall 2017 edition of the twice-yearly Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, accompanied by a statement by the President, as well as a Wall Street Journal column by Office of Management and Budget Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator Neomi Rao.
The Unified Agenda (the “Plan” is included in the Fall edition of the Unified Agenda each year) is hardly riveting reading for most people. It’s been around since the early 80s but most have probably not...
Testimony on Trump's Executive Orders and Regulatory Task Forces before the House Oversight and Government Reform CommitteeOctober 24, 2017
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted a hearing entitled “Regulatory Reform Task Forces Check-In,” to which I was invited to testify. Below are my five-minute oral remarks:
Good morning, I am Wayne Crews, vice president for policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and I thank the chairman and members for the invitation to address Regulatory Reform task forces, two-for-one rule pacing, and cost management.
These steps reaffirm sound regulatory review and agency engagement, but will best function within a framework of improved congressional accountability for what regulators do.
Politics obscures it now, but...
October 1, 2017
President Donald Trump is capping the end of the fiscal year and beginning the new one with high-profile events...
August 15, 2017monthly statement of revenues and outlays came out today.
The big news, headlined on the Drudge Report, is that federal individual income tax collections have hit an all-time high.