Obama’s pen in hyperdrive; 9,000 pages of federal regs added since 8 November

Obama’s pen in hyperdrive; 9,000 pages of federal regs added since 8 November
Man with pen and phone.

[Ed. – Even for Obama, that’s a lot of pages.]

Politico reported the list of Obama administration actions before leaving office includes:

  • A U.S. citizenship and immigration policy to make it easier for employers to sponsor highly skilled immigrants;
  • An Education Department policy to provide debt relief to students at for-profit colleges; …
  • The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to change how doctors and hospitals get paid for administering drugs under Medicare Part B.

The fact that Trump could overturn much executive or administrative actions doesn’t appear to have caused pause, as the Federal Register has grown by 9,000 pages since Nov. 8, said Ryan Young, a fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, seemed eager for more action in a memo to staff sent to employees after the Nov. 8 election, which was obtained by the Washington Examiner.

“As I’ve mentioned to you before, we’re running—not walking—through the finish line of President Obama’s presidency,” McCarthy wrote.

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