Feds Publish Over 2,000 Pages Of New Regs In ONE WEEK

rulesThe Obama administration has been busy implementing what remains of its regulatory agenda, publishing more than 2,000 regulations last week alone, covering issues from nutrition labeling to energy standards for appliances.

Federal agencies finalized 70 new regulations in one week, adding to the already 1,344 final rules published in the Federal Register in 2016, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every two hours and 24 minutes,” CEI’s Ryan Young wrote in a blog post. “Last week, 2,013 new pages were added to the Federal Register, after 2,065 pages the previous week.”

The Obama administration was working overtime to finish as many regulations as it could before May 23rd. Regulations finished before that deadline can’t be overturned if a Republican wins the presidency in November. Agencies were able to finish nearly 200 regulations before the deadline, according to Politico.

The American Action Forum estimates federal agencies have already finalized more than $100 billion worth of new regulations in 2016. Obama officials are on track to finalize 3,262 regulations this year, taking up nearly 83,000 pages in the Federal Register.

“This regulatory onslaught has only gotten worse in the administration’s final months,” complained Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline told Politico.

Two of the costliest rules imposed last week had to do with food nutrition labels and the definition of serving sizes. The updates to food labelling are expected to cost $8.6 billion.

The Obama administration also issued new energy efficiency regulations for HVAC equipment, but it’s not clear how much this new regulation will cost the economy.

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    Amber

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    What has happened to the USA ? Government agencies working openly against the public interest and directly for lobbyists on their grant payroll .
    Trump is going to remove this cancer from the landscape . Count on it .

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    GR82DRV

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    Regulatory bureaucracy – the fourth branch of government – unelected and unaccountable. This is one more way the left can keep its boot on the throat of the American public while thumbing their noses at the Constitution.

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    GR82DRV

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    Regulatory bureaucracy – the fourth branch of government – unelected and unaccountable. This is one more way the left can keep its boot on the throat of the American public while thumbing their noses at the Constitution.

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    Amber

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    For every coal miner job lost due to the earth has a fever fraud and Hillarie’s threat at least 50 should go from the EPA . You know align some interests . For every coal miner or fossil fuel worker that loses their job then tax payer grants to corporate welfare pigs at the trough disappear. Bernie might even go for that one .

    The fundamental common thread is massive unchecked deficit spending is unnatural and is wrecking the economy .
    In a balanced economy ,without uncontrolled deficits ,the global warming scam would never have even gotten lift off .
    Throw $$billions in tax payer debt to
    insider rent seekers , self dealers and stock promoters and you get the scary global warming con .

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