Press Advisory

ADVISORY: After Midnight

The Bush Legacy of Deregulation and How President Obama Should Respond

January 22, 2009, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, DC—The Bush administration has finished with a flurry of midnight regulation, completing more "significant" regulatory actions in the third quarter of 2008 than in any preceding quarter of the last eight years, according to a CAP paper by Anne Joseph O’Connell that will be released at the event. This spike in regulatory output is typical of most outgoing administrations. But perhaps no previous administration has been so driven to dismantle regulatory safeguards, from drug safety to environmental protection to family and medical leave. A new joint report from CAP and OMB Watch will also be released listing Bush midnight regulations. Now attention turns to how the Obama administration will respond.

Please join the Center for American Progress for an expert discussion that will explore ways to reverse Bush midnight regulation while launching forward with a positive regulatory agenda.

Featured Speakers:

Gary D. Bass, executive director, OMB Watch

Anne Joseph O’Connell, assistant professor of law, University of California-Berkeley

Sally Katzen, member of Obama-Biden Trasition Project’s Agency Review Working Group and former adminstrator of OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under President Clinton

Moderated by:

Reece Rushing, director of regulatory and information policy, Center for American Progress

A light lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.

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