April 11, 2019

REINING IN THE DEEP STATE: One of the ways the regulatory bureaucracy works is through issuing “guidance documents” that essentially have the force of law, without having to jump through the pesky hoops of getting a bill through congress or complying with the Administrative Procedure Act. Some good news today, though – the President is issuing an executive order aimed at curbing this practice.

The EO will also require agencies to comply with laws about submitting documents to Congress, something previous Presidents have let their agency heads ignore. It’s a few small steps along the road to dealing with the bigger problem, but it’s good they’re being taken.

The Executive Order is something my colleague Wayne Crews has been advocating for, so kudos to him.

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