Regulatory Analysis (Past Projects)

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Background Information: Though independent regulatory agencies are not subject to the benefit-cost analysis requirements of Executive Orders 12866 and 13563, several such agencies undertake benefit-cost analysis in connection with their regulatory activities.  For instance, the Federal Communications Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission...


The Congressional Review Act (“CRA”) implements a process for Congressional review of agency rules.  5 U.S.C. §§ 801-08.  Under the CRA, agencies must submit rules to both houses of Congress and to the Government Accountability Office prior to their taking effect, and major rules (such as those for which the economic impact exceeds $100 million) are delayed for 60 days to...