Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Ends Regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's new administration ordered all federal agencies and departments on Tuesday to stop any pending regulations until they can be reviewed by incoming staff, halting last-minute Bush orders in their tracks.

"This afternoon, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel signed a memorandum sent to all agencies and departments to stop all pending regulations until a legal and policy review can be conducted by the Obama administration," the White House said in a statement issued just hours after Obama took office.

The review is a tool commonly used by a new administration to delay so-called "midnight regulations" put in place by a former president between the election and Inauguration Day.

One regulation -- a great one at that -- prohibited medical facilities that discriminate against practitioners who are against assisting in abortion and providing contraceptives from receiving federal and state funding.


  1. Because all those babies should be born, no matter how messed up they turn out.

  2. Glen...come on. It's their JOB. You can't work in the medical field and then expect your employers to cater to you when you refuse to do a procedure that's....part of your job.


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