Federal agencies were reportedly flooding the Federal Registry with about 1500 pages worth of rules that they want “pushed” through before President-elect Donald Trump takes over today.
On Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Federal Registry, Miriam Kleiman, told The Hill, “It certainly is a busy time for the Federal Register. There is a huge increase in the volume [of rules we receive] toward the end of an administration.”
These last minute attempts by the Obama administration to keep the “legacy alive” are known as “Midnight regulations.”
Susan Dudley, a former administrator for Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) who now heads George Washington University’s Regulatory Studies Center, estimates that on an average day,” the Federal Register publishes 300 pages of proposed and final rules, public notices and documents.”
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