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New Rules Surged in Obama’s Last Year to 3,853, Most Pages in Federal Register Ever

Joseph Lawler reports: President Barack Obama’s last year in office set a high watermark for new federal rules and regulations as the outgoing Democrat sought to leave his mark on the country through a “pen and phone” strategy.

The total number of Federal Register pages in 2016 rose nearly 20 percent to 95,894, the most ever, and the number of final rules, at 3,853, was the most since 2005, according to a new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

The free-market think tank, which advocates lighter government regulation, tallied up all the new rules in its annual “Ten Thousand Commandments” report and concluded that rulemaking surged during Obama’s last full year in office … (read more)

Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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