Skip to comments.Federal agencies told to hold off on pending rules
Posted on 01/21/2009 2:34:13 AM PST by markomalley
In one of his first acts in office, President Obama yesterday ordered federal agencies to halt all pending regulations until further review. The action comes after George W. Bush's final weeks raised heated debate over rushing new rules into effect on the way out the door.
The order went out in a memorandum signed by Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. The notice of the action was contained in the first news release sent out by Obama's White House.
The new president plunges into his new job in earnest today after capping inaugural festivities at a national prayer service this morning, meeting with his economic team and Iraq advisers, and welcoming a stream of public visitors into the White House.
Obama was summoning his holdover defense secretary, Robert M. Gates, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen, to the White House today, along with other members of his National Security Council, to discuss a way ahead in the war, according to two senior military officers who spoke on condition of anonymity because the White House had not publicly announced the meeting.
The war in Afghanistan also was to be discussed, with the commander overseeing both conflicts, Gen. David Petraeus, scheduled to attend. Also due to participate by video conference were Gen. David McKiernan, the top commander in Afghanistan, and Gen. Ray Odierno, the top commander in Iraq.
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