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‘Midnight Rules’ Take Years to Cross the Finish Line, Public Citizen Report Finds


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‘Midnight Rules’ Take Years to Cross the Finish Line, Public Citizen Report Finds

Public Citizen

WASHINGTON - The case against so-called “midnight regulations” is riddled with holes, according to “Shining a Light on the Midnight Rule Boogeyman,” a new study (PDF) by Public Citizen, which debunks claims that rules finalized near the end of a presidential administration are rushed or sloppily drafted. In fact, regulations completed in the transition periods of the past two administrations were under development longer than average and received more days of review than rules completed at other times, the study shows.

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