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A New Bill to Stop Midnight Regulations

The regulatory state has grown into the fourth branch of government. Executive branch agencies act with impunity, without accountability to Congress or to the voters. The Secretaries of Education, Energy, and Health and Human Services are basically unelected lawmakers who have the power to dramatically affect the lives and prosperity of every American citizen.

03/14/2016
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FreedomWorks to Congress: Stop Obama’s Midnight Regulations

Following the introduction of the Midnight Rule Relief Act by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), FreedomWorks Legislative Affairs Manager Josh Withrow commented:

02/26/2016
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In the Dark of Midnight Regulations

Perhaps the lame duck president isn’t as lame as we think.

01/22/2016
Obama's Parting Gift: Midnight Regulations Incoming
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Obama's Parting Gift: Midnight Regulations Incoming

Win or lose, the Obama administration isn't done expanding the government yet.  A large number of regulations are under development in several agencies that will cost billions of dollars in the economy and devastate companies already struggling to profit and expand in this sluggish economy.  Even if President Obama is defeated, his administrations can act during the "lame duck" period between the election and the inauguration to leave behind new regulations that will be difficult for a Romney administration to repeal - a practice known as creating "midnight regulations".

11/06/2012