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- Nov 27, 2008
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Federal agencies write laws called regulations or rules, the contests information guidelines states. When Congress writes a statute and the President signs it, it usually doesnt have enough detail for it to be put into effect. So, federal agencies fill in the details by issuing regulations.
The videos must also remind viewers that regulations are the law and that they actually outnumber laws passed by Congress on the order of 10-1.
Regulations have the power of law. Breaking them can result in fines and even jail time. Regulations outnumber Congressional statutes. For every statute passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, federal agencies create about 10 regulations, each of which have the force of law.