News bites: ObamaCare regs and the executive branch

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President Obama is pressing forward on a new set of executive actions on gun control, according to RegWatch.  The effort reflects Obama’s decision to flex “a little political muscle,” the New York Daily News writes. 

The Obama administration unveiled new energy efficiency regulations for commercial appliances, according to The Hill’s E2 Wire.

Also on RegWatch:

The American Action Forum estimated the cost of forthcoming calorie count regulations for restaurant menus at more than $700 million.

The Center for Effective Government issued a report concluding that Occupational Safety and Health Administration is woefully underfunded and unable to properly protect workers.

A top Chamber of Commerce official said the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is unlikely to revisit the fight over union posters at worksites.

The State Department disclosed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts from foreign leaders.

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