What’s Obama Been Doing in the Dark?
Since Election Day, Obama has been busy, pushing through over $21 billion “midnight” regulations and counting. He’s doing as much overreach as he can before leaving office.
Thankfully, a conservative majority in Congress is set to roll them back, starting with a vote on the Midnight Rules Relief Act this week. This bill will help Congress repeal harmful regulations in bulk – undoing the damaging regulatory binge the Obama Administration has been on since Election Day.
Check out five of the most COSTLY midnight regulations under Obama:
- Requirements for Commercial Vehicle Operators
Cost: $3.6 billion │ Paperwork Hours: 59,030
- Natural Gas Flaring on Public Lands
Cost: $2.37 billion │ Paperwork Hours: 82,170
- Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Cost: $1.35 billion │ Paperwork Hours: 1.8 million
- Stream Protection Rule
Cost: $1.2 billion │ Paperwork Hours: 218,457
- Liquidity Risk Management Programs
Cost: $855 million │ Paperwork Hours: 292,453
Source: American Action Forum. Read the full research here.