The number of pages of regulations issued by the federal government during the Obama presidency has hit a record high, according to a count from the Federal Register.
President Obama’s administration has issued 28,239 new final rules encompassing 201,046 pages in the Federal Register.
The over 200,000 pages of Obama regulations are 167 times longer than the Bible, which averages about 1,200 pages.
George W. Bush’s administration issued 31,634 regulations encompassing 178,571 pages in the Federal Register. Bill Clinton’s administration issued 37,366 rules for a total of 161,766 pages.
The Federal Register has been tracking the number of rules and pages since 1976, and since that time no other administration has had produced longer regulations than President Obama has.
Obviously, this trend is concerning. Over-regulation has cost the American people billions of dollars and countless hours of headache and worry -- and, unless we do something, it's only going to get worse. A Convention of States can not only halt the growth of the regulatory state, but also shrink it back down to a manageable size. Click here to learn more.