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

Publication Date: November 2008

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


Research Area: Government

Type: Report


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.