Press Release

The Biden Administration’s Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions

The Biden Administration recently released its Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (UA) detailing the approximately 3,200 rulemakings it plans to put forward within the next year or so. In a new insight, Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Goldbeck examines major trends across agencies and discusses what this shows about the scope of the administrative state and the Biden Administration’s priorities.

Key points:

  • While it appears at first glance that the overall regulatory flow associated with the report aligns with similar regulatory output trends over the past few years, a deeper look reveals that the 280 “major rules” and 1,326 “significant rules” included within represent high-water marks for both categories across the past decade.
  • The mix of agencies with the busiest near-term regulatory plans does not largely differ from other recent UA reports.
  • The number of rulemakings from these top agencies still in the “proposed stage” of the process, however, suggests that they may soon begin to feel a time-crunch to get these rules across the finish line by the end of the administration’s current term.

Read the analysis