The Obama Approach to Public Protection: Enforcement

Publication Date: December 2010

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


Research Area: Government

Keywords: enforcement; regulation; public protections

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


President Barack Obama took office acknowledging weaknesses in regulation and arguing that special interests had taken control of the process. This report intends to determine whether the Obama administration has made progress in reinvigorating regulatory enforcement at the federal level. It focuses on three areas: worker safety and health, consumer safety and health, and environmental enforcement at federal agencies. This is the second of three OMB Watch reports evaluating the Obama administration’s record on regulatory issues.