Earlier today President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order (E.O.)  outlining his Regulatory Strategy, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review." If you follow us on Twitter (@RegsRule) you already know about this E.O. However, if you don't follow us on Twitter, you may still already know about the E.O. because the Administration has taken great efforts today to draw attention to the E.O. The President wrote an op-ed article in today's Wall Street Journalannouncing the new E.O. and issued two Presidential Memoranda addressing the topics of the E.O. The Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a statement about the E.O. and the White House Office of the Press Secretary issued a Fact Sheet about the E.O.
This RegulationWriter Alert provides links to all of the White House documents issued today in support of this new E.O., as well as links to some of the media coverage of the issuance.
|Executive Order: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, January 18, 2011|
|"In this Executive Order, the President requires Federal agencies to design cost-effective, evidence-based regulations that are compatible with economic growth, job creation, and competitiveness."|
Presidential Memorandum: Regulatory Compliance, January 18, 2011
|"As part of this Administration's commitment to an open and transparent government, the President issued a memo requiring Federal enforcement agencies to make publicly-available compliance information easily accessible, downloadable, and searchable online. This will provide citizens with information they need to determine when entities fail to comply with the law. From highway safety and clean air to workers' safety and toxic chemicals, smart regulations won't work without effective enforcement."|
|Presidential Memorandum: Regulatory Flexibility, Small Business, and Job Creation, January 18, 2011|
|"Small businesses are critical to the Nation's continued economic recovery and the creation of jobs. To support small business growth and innovation, the President issued a memo reinforcing the need for Federal Agencies to consider ways to reduce regulatory burdens on small business and requiring that Agencies provide justifications when such flexibilities are not included in proposed regulation."|
OMB Director's Regulatory Strategy Statement, January 18, 2011
|OMB Director Jack Lew issued a statement drawing attention to Obama's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, the new executive order, and Presidential memoranda.|
Read: OMB, Regulatory Strategy
White House, Regulatory Strategy Fact Sheet, January 18, 2011
The White House, Office of the Press Secretary issued this Fact Sheet outlining all of the documents issued by the White House today regarding the new Executive Order.
Read: Fact Sheet: The President's Regulatory Strategy