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CEI offers roadmap for congressional deregulation efforts

Joe Mont | December 9, 2016

Another round of advice for Congress as it enters the unchartered territory of a Trump Administration comes courtesy of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market, libertarian policy group waging a battle against what it sees as overregulation.

A new report, “Free to Prosper: A Pro-Growth Agenda for the 115th Congress,” released on Dec. 8, provides a lengthy, in-depth wish list of what CEI describes as “specific steps lawmakers can take to reform the unbounded regulatory state. “

Among the critiques detailed in the report is that the White House’s Office of Management and Budget regulatory review process is lacking. Executive branch regulatory review was initially formalized with an Executive Order by President Ronald Reagan’s. Nevertheless, of more than 3,500 rules issued by agencies annually, cost–benefit analyses reviewed by the OMB exist for only about a dozen, with a handful of other rules accompanied...

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