Obama Breaks Record for Most Pages of Regulations in Single Year

AP

The Obama administration set a new record Thursday by producing 527 pages worth of new rules and regulations in a single day, bringing the president's Federal Register up to 81,640 total pages for 2016, the most ever.

Obama broke his previous 2010 record of 81,405 pages worth of rules and regulations published by the Register, the in-house journal, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

With 26 working days still left in the year, Obama outdid his prior record by 235 pages, the Washington Examiner reported.

"No one knows what the future holds, but at a pace of well over 1,000 pages weekly, the Federal Register could easily top 90,000 pages this year," wrote Clyde Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. "The simple algebra says that at the current pace we'll add 11,190 pages over the next 44 days, to end 2016 at around 92,830 pages."

"It is remarkable enough that the all-time record has been passed before Thanksgiving," Crews noted.

President Obama owns seven of the ten highest ever federal register page counts.