New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union?: Cass Sunstein, “Reducing Red Tape”
Posted on May 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM EST
Over the past year, the Federal Government has been working to implement President Obamaâ€™s directions for a 21st-century regulatory system, which he described in Executive Order 13563, â€śImproving Regulation and Regulatory Review.â€ťÂ Executive Order 13563 requires U.S. regulators, to the extent permitted by law, to select approaches that maximize net benefits; choose the least burdensome alternative; increase public participation in the rulemaking process; design rules that are simpler and more flexible, and that provide freedom of choice; and base regulations on sound science. Executive Order 13563 also calls for an ambitious, government-wide â€ślookbackâ€ť at existing rules, with the central goal of eliminating outdated requirements and unjustified costs.
Today, President Obama has built on Executive Order 13563 by signing a historic Executive Order on Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation. Â The new Executive Order will promote American exports, economic growth, and job creation by helping to eliminate unnecessary regulatory differences between the United States and other countries and by making sure that we do not create new ones.
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