Repost from RegBlog. The Coming of the Regulatory Budget

by Jim Tozzi. Original source: RegBlog


The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed the first regulatory budget proposal and regulatory cost accounting legislation in 1979. Subsequently, a number of Presidents and members of Congress have continued to endorse proposals to create a regulatory budget for the federal government.

Some thirty-six years later, although the idea of a regulatory budget has yet to become law, there has been a resurgence of support for such a budget. Over the last year or so, numerous actions have taken place, which reveal considerable interest in institutionalizing a regulatory budget. These actions have included:

Why such renewed interest at this time?


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