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White House Embarks On Regulatory Overhaul

Law360 (January 18, 2011, 2:03 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama announced a governmentwide review of all agency regulations Tuesday, seeking to streamline rules governing areas like labor, finance, health care, safety, energy and the environment while increasing public transparency in compliance and enforcement activities.

The sweeping regulatory review is part of the White House's push to reduce the economic burden that a complex and sometimes outdated regulatory framework poses to small and large companies alike, while bringing new scrutiny to bad corporate actors who repeatedly violate federal rules, according to an executive memorandum...
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