EXCLUSIVE – Former Attorney General William Barr is preparing to battle the Biden administration’s “bureaucratic overreach and excessive regulation” that he says is crippling to American business.
Barr will chair the advisory board of the Center for Legal Action, a new project launched last week by the conservative American Free Enterprise Chamber of Commerce that aims to rein in excessive federal rulemaking.
“The Left likes to talk about threats to democracy, but the use of the regulatory process to impose these major changes on the United States is the ultimate end run around democracy instead of having Congress, the people’s representatives, make the decisions about these fundamental rules that will bind society,” Barr said in an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital.
“They have these unaccountable and frequently non-transparent, bureaucracies promulgate these rules, and so that’s a big end run,” he said.
Barr, who served as attorney general under presidents George H. W. Bush and Donald Trump, says the Center for Legal Action will be involved “in all stages of the regulatory process in Washington before the federal agencies that implement them, before Congress, and before the courts.”
“For the last 20 years, but certainly under Biden, there’s been a huge upsurge in regulation and the burden of regulation on American companies and on the economy,” Barr said. “And there’s an increasing attempt to bypass the democratic process by having all of these major rules that will have a dramatic impact on our society, having them promulgated by bureaucracies rather than go through the legislative process.”
Federal rules and regulations are based on federal law but are written by unelected officials in federal agencies who can interpret the law in ways that Congress didn’t intend.
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