The number of major federal regulations issued in the first five years of the Obama administration was 153.2% higher than during the first five years of the Bush administration, according to data from the Heritage Foundation.
“In the first five years of President Obama’s Administration, 157 major federal regulations were issued. By comparison, only 62 major federal regulations were issued during the first five years of the George W. Bush Administration,” according to Heritage’s report, Red Tape Rising: Five Years of Regulatory Expansion.
“Although slightly below President Obama’s first-term annual average, it was still twice the annual average of his predecessor George W. Bush,” says the report. “And much more regulation is on the way with another 125 major rules on the Administration’s to –do list, including dozens linked to the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.”