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Advancing the Public Interest Through Regulatory Reform: Recommendations to President-Elect Obama and the 111th Congress

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Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher(s): OMB Watch (Organization : U.S.)

Topic: Government (Central or federal government)

Type: Report

Abstract:

To develop a set of critical regulatory reform recommendations for the president and Congress, OMB Watch convened a steering committee of regulatory experts from the public interest, labor, small business, and other communities. The steering committee worked to put forth a consensus document that reflects what it sees as the most important regulatory process issues for the president-elect and Congress. Ideas raised with President Obama and congressional leaders fall into a number of categories: Improving the quality of regulations; protecting scientific integrity within agencies; ensuring agency accountability; effective implementation and enforcement of regulations; bringing more transparency to the regulatory process; and increasing public participation in federal rulemaking.