Today, OMB is releasing the 2022 Unified Regulatory Agenda and Regulatory Plan, which outlines regulatory actions Federal agencies are considering in the coming months to help deliver results for the American people.
The agenda comes at a moment when the President’s plan to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out is showing results. Under his leadership, the economy has added more than 10 million jobs. The unemployment rate has fallen from 6.4% to 3.7%–near historic lows. Companies from around the world are choosing to invest in America again. Annual inflation has declined for the last 5 months, with gas prices falling and food price increases slowing. At the same time, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken regulatory action to tackle the climate crisis, improve public health, reduce gun violence, advance equity, and address other challenges and opportunities.
In the year ahead, agencies will use their regulatory authorities to build on this important progress and advance key national priorities. The Administration will take action to help strengthen our economy by continuing to protect workers’ health and safety, delivering on the President’s commitment to promote competition and economic opportunity, and improving customer experience and access to critical government services and benefits. The 2022 Unified Regulatory Agenda advances the Administration’s ambitious climate and clean energy agenda with ongoing efforts to promote clean air and clean water, improve energy security and efficiency, and help mitigate the dangers of climate change. The Administration will also continue to enact a whole-of-government approach to make our communities safer and build a more equitable economy that reduces barriers to opportunity, roots out discrimination, and delivers environmental justice to communities across the nation.
At the same time, agencies across the Administration are working to implement the landmark legislation passed in 2022, including the Inflation Reduction Act, the PACT Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, as well as continuing to implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Together, these efforts will help ensure the President’s critical investments in infrastructure, clean energy, health care, gun violence reduction, and more will increase opportunity and progress for years to come.
As agencies consider the regulatory actions outlined in this Agenda, we look forward to continued engagement with Congress, the public, and other stakeholders around how best to continue delivering for the American people.