Policy Documents

The Need for Retrospective Review of Regulations

Sam Batkins, Ike Brannon –
July 8, 2013
No task in government is as Sisyphean as trying to stop bad regulatory ideas from becoming law. For three and a half years, that was Cass Sunstein’s job as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (the branch of the Office of Management and Budget tasked with reviewing the regulatory activities of executive agencies). He discovered early on that being the regulatory cop for the White House puts one in the cross-hairs of every single administrative agency seeking to have its regulations approved.