Skip to comments.Regulators Ordered to Leave Work Unfinished
Posted on 01/21/2009 1:05:33 AM PST by malkee
In its first hours, the Obama administration took an initial step to put its imprint on the government, ordering work halted on all federal regulations left unfinished at the end of the Bush era until they can be reviewed by the new president's team.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel dispatched a memo yesterday afternoon to federal agencies and departments, directing them to stop pending rules until the new administration has time to conduct a "legal and policy review" of each one. The directive has become a first-day tradition among presidents, dating to Ronald Reagan in 1981, helping incoming administrations put their own philosophical stamp on the regulatory work that is a subtle but potent tool of presidential power.
Emanuel's memo does not apply to last-minute Bush administration rules that have taken legal effect, including a controversial one that went into place yesterday that allows health-care workers to refuse to take part in medical procedures, including abortions, to which they object. The Democratic-led Congress or Obama also could choose to try to reverse such finished rules, although Burton declined to say whether that was likely.
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Which is "controversial" only if you consider killing babies an entitlement and a moral obligation before the false god Molech.
The Living God will judge.
The first we are hearing about this.
Well, I checked to see if anyone had posted it. Since they hadn’t, I did.
“...Well, I checked to see if anyone had posted it. Since they hadnt, I did....”
A couple of versions have been posted with varying titles. The search function is woefully lacking.
A small bit of protection for health care workers from the coming “Freedom to Abort” act...
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