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Obama regulatory agenda quietly belts economy on holiday weekend

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Las Vegas Review Journal published an editorial this week about the lack of transparency in the Obama Administration, highlighting the delayed release of the fall 2014 Unified Agenda as evidence of this problem. The Unified Agenda, which is legally required to be released twice a year, is the roadmap of the highest-priority rules for the federal agencies in the coming year. The Administration quietly released this important, and often controversial, document the Friday before Thanksgiving.

Sadly, this is not the first time the Administration has released the regulatory agenda the eve of a major holiday. In fact, it’s become the norm. The spring 2014 regulatory agenda was released right before Memorial Day and in Fall 2013, the report was released the Friday before Christmas.

According to the editorial board, “Federal overreach like this proves, once again, that our government is too big, too powerful and too expensive. It’s no wonder they don’t want us knowing what they’re up to.”

Read the entire editorial here.