Obama’s Regulatory Review Gets Mixed Response

This story has been updatedPresident Obama’s government-wide review of federal regulations, announced in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal and with an executive order issued this morning, was immediately pounced on as a political mov…

This story has been updated

President Obama’s government-wide review of federal regulations, announced in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal and with an executive order issued this morning, was immediately pounced on as a political move to curry favor with business interests by both health and safety advocates and conservative critics of the administration.

And the true impact of the new agenda remains hard to assess, with the White House disclosing few details, such as which rules will be targeted and how the order will be implemented. Part of the new agenda involves taking a fresh look at old regulations that may be outdated and ineffective due to changes in technology and human behavior, according to an OMB spokesperson.

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