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Obama Revokes Executive Order on Regulatory Reviews

February 4, 2009 | Kara Sissell

President Obama has revoked a controversial executive order that President Bush had signed in January 2007 that gave broad authority to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review and edit agency guidance documents, many of which could have significant policy implications. The order also allowed federal department head to cancel regulations without in put from the public, or from other department staff. Regulatory watchdog groups had criticized the executive order for paralyzing the regulatory process and for giving special interests a way to...

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