Study Details Growth in Federal Regulations Under Obama Presidency

Federal regulators issued 56 regulations for every law that Congress passed in 2013, according to a new study from the conservative-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute. Wayne Crews, who wrote the report, argued that the deadlock in Washington is not as bad as it might seem, because "it's supposed to be hard to pass laws." "The deterioration of the Constitution's separation of, and balance of, powers means that regulators and bureaucrats now make most laws," Crews wrote. "Congress is so 1789, after all."

Source: A January 9 article posted by The Hill newspaper. Read more.

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