Public's right to weigh in on regulations being limited?
Shannon Bream reports
- Duration 2:00
- Date Dec 26, 2012
Shannon Bream reports
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You know that you can weigh in on government regulations.
With that is news to you you're not alone but as correspondent Shannon -- tells us -- comment period for such input.
Is getting shorter and shorter.
If you don't pay attention to read then this is a whole.
Part of the government that sovereign considered otherwise.
When congress passes a law even something as massive as -- 2409.
Page Affordable Care Act that's just the beginning.
Federal agencies are then given the authority to issue regulations that spell out exactly how the law will be enforced.
But not support giving the public a chance to play again.
In 1993 President Clinton signed an executive order calling -- agencies to provide a minimum of sixty days for public input.
Yet three new proposed regulations to obamacare have been assigned to just thirty days and a fourth will get only 24.
With a comment period -- and in the week between Christmas and New -- just one of the regulations runs more than 400 pages.
Regulatory experts say that creates -- nearly impossible task -- fully vetting the proposal and submitting an in depth comment by the deadline.
Very few people are even aware that the regulatory process.
Public to comment hands because of that's a lot of these agencies were considerate.
Americans for limited government has sent several letters to the administration.
Asking why it is quote flagrantly ignoring the appropriate comment period.
And expressing concern about quote the large number of new regulatory actions that are being undertaken by the administration since the November elections.
The Department of Health and Human Services tells us quote.
Governors insurers and other partners have encouraged us to finalize these rules as soon as possible and we will continue to work with them as we implement the law.
Under the congressional review lacks lawmakers can overrule in regulation -- Only after passing a resolution through both houses which would then need the president's signature.
-- -- -- -- thank you.