Report: Obama could set record for most rules in 2016

Report: Obama could set record for most rules in 2016
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The Obama administration is on pace to make 2016 the busiest regulatory year in history, according to an analysis from the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute.

The federal government has published more than 70,000 pages of regulations in the Federal Register so far this year, which is about a month ahead of last year’s pace.

By the end of the year, CEI projects that number will grow to 89,416 pages.

That would surpass the record 81,405 pages of regulations published in 2010.

While tracking the number of pages in the Federal Register can be a useful guide, experts point out that it does not provide a complete picture, because some regulations may take up more pages than others. It also does not measure the cost or importance of particular regulations.