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Economically Significant Rules

The following dashboard provides a summary of trends in the use of "Economically Significant Rules" (defined below) by major federal departments and agencies by presidential year / party. 


An economically significant rule is defined as a regulatory action that is likely to result in a rule that may: 1) have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; 2) create a "serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency; 3) materially alter the budget impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs; 4) raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates (see: Federal Register, Presidential Documents, Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993)

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  • "Reg Stats" (Regulatory Studies Center, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and George Washington University)


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