Report: Obama Speeds $118 Billion in Regulations to Prevent Future Repeals

President Barack Obama has sped up several new regulations in an effort to prevent a future Congress or president from repealing them, according the the watchdog group American Action Forum.

The group said its review of the regulations show a cost to taxpayers of at least $118 billion.

“The early flurry of activity next year could be in response to fears that the Congressional Review Act (CRA) could be used to rescind some rules in 2017,” Sam Batkins, AAF’s director of regulatory policy, writes. “The later the administration publishes significant rulemakings in 2016, the more likely Congress and the next president will be able to repeal those rules.”