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Obama Issues Twice as Many Major New Rules as Bush

Created on May 11, 2015

Obama Issues Twice as Many Major New Rules as Bush

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Read the original report, "Red Tape Rising: Six Years of Escalating Regulation Under Obama," by James L. Gattuso and Diane Katz.

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In its first six years, the Obama Administration imposed 184 major regulations on the private sector. That figure is more than twice the number imposed by the Bush Administration in its first six years.

Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office, GAO Federal Rules Database Search, http://www.gao.gov/legal/ congressact/fedrule.html (accessed April 17, 2015). See Appendix A for the methodology.

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