Editor’s Note: Please see Regulatory Pacesetters for cutting edge regulatory developments.
In a meeting sponsored by the Federalist Society on May 17, 2017 Professor David Vladek of Georgetown University law school made two observations:
(1) That there is no need for the REINS Act given the Congressional Review Act, and
(2) That the Reagan Executive Order 12291, which instituted government-wide centralized regulatory review is, along with the APA, one of the two most influential documents of the regulatory state. (N.B. Centralized Regulatory Review began in the Nixon Administration, was given statutory support by Carter [Paperwork Reduction Act] and went government-wide [Reagan])