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Laws, Regulations, and "Regulatory Dark Matter"

Regulatory Transparency Project Teleforum
Start : Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:00 PM
End : Wednesday, July 19, 2017 01:00 PM

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Location:
Federalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Featured Speakers:
Wayne Crews

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Congress passes and the President signs several dozen laws every year. Meanwhile, federal departments and agencies issue well over 3,000 regulations of varying significance. Does Congress have a clear grasp of the amount and cost of the thousands of executive branch and federal agency proclamations and issuances, including guidance documents, memoranda, bulletins, circulars, and letters that carry practical (if not always technically legally) binding regulatory effect? There are hundreds of “significant” agency guidance documents now in effect, plus many thousands of other such documents that are subject to little democratic accountability. Is the government trading the costs and benefits of informal as well as formal rules?

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Featuring: 

  • Wayne Crews, VP for Policy & Director of Technology Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute

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Call begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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