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GAO CALL FOR OMB TRANSPARENCY MAY GUIDE RULE REVIEW ORDER CHANGES

May 29, 2009
A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report urging the White House Office of Management & Budget's (OMB) regulatory review office to improve transparency when it changes agency rules could guide modifications President Obama is weighing for a Clinton-era executive order (E.O.) on regulatory reviews. The report says, "OMB should provide additional guidance to agencies to improve transparency and documentation" of OMB's Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) review process. If the GAO recommendations are adopted in Obama's E.O. review,...


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